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“Everybody’s talking about people breaking into houses but there are more people in the world who want to break out of houses.”

—Thornton Wilder, writer (17 Apr 1897-1975) .


Thought For Today

My picks of 1967's bestselling novels

From the 1967 bestsellers, I can recommend two very good novels and one good collection of quotations.

The very good novels are The Confessions of Nat Turner… 950 more words

My Top Choices

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thornton Wilder

On Memorial Day I spent the morning working in my office.  Before returning home for lunch, I stopped to visit the grave of my son. The cemetery was beautiful with American flags marking the graves of the veterans.  76 more words

The Eighth Day: A simple story made complicated

The Eighth Day begins with murder of Breckenridge Lansing in his yard as he and his friend John Ashley are engaged in their customary Sunday afternoon rifle practice. 193 more words

Psychological Novel

Thought For the Day: Write To Express, Not to Impress

“If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good.” Thornton Wilder

For an interesting interview with Wilder see: 10 more words

Thought For The Day

THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY by Thornton Wilder | Review

The Bridge of San Luis Rey is a novel I had never heard of prior to picking up a copy of it in the Met gift store. 981 more words

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