Monthly Archives: September 2014

An Acquisition

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up one morning and all I saw anywhere I looked was Matthew Thomas’ new novel We Are Not Ourselves. One week there was a full page spread in the New York Times Book … Continue reading

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A Review of Jennifer Egan’s The Keep (by Bethany)

  I bought this book in the summer of 2007, when I was working as a summer camp administrator. I bought a Mary Gaitskill novel on the same Barnes and Noble trip and then was a little bummed when I … Continue reading

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There is a very good chance I’m not smart enough to be reading this book. Thoughts on the first half of J.M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus (by Jill)

This was Indiespensible Number 42 from October 2013. I was excited to get a book by a Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner even though I have only read one of his other books, Summertime, which I read shortly … Continue reading

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A Review of Pamela Moore’s Chocolates for Breakfast (by Bethany)

I’ve already told you bits and pieces about this book: that it was the first book (but sadly not the last) I felt compelled to buy in spite of my book-buying ban, that I bought it on opening day of … Continue reading

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Jill’s review of Deborah Harkness’s The Book of Life

  First off, I want to apologize for not writing a progress report on The Book of Life. I was really busy reading it and didn’t want to stop. I was fortunate enough to have many hours spent riding shotgun … Continue reading

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September (by Bethany)

Every year it’s the same. First you’re dusting off your flip-flops; then the kids get out of school. The farmer’s market overflows with watermelons and cherries and fresh basil and brilliant red tomatoes. You keep talking about the beach, but … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

This is the cowl I started last week with this silky angora yarn. I love it. While I know it still doesn’t look like much, I’m actually surprised at how quickly it’s coming along. The yarn is so fine that … Continue reading

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A Review of Ward Just’s An Unfinished Season (by Bethany)

I am always impressed when I find a book that manages to be completely engrossing while still being, to borrow a phrase from Seinfeld – fundamentally “about nothing.” What I mean in a literary sense is a plot that emerges … Continue reading

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