Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Review of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity (by Bethany)

This novel is organized into seven long titled chapters. While it’s been years since I’ve thumbed through The Corrections and Freedom, I think this approach is standard for Franzen. I turned the pages of this novel readily from start to … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Josh Weil’s The Great Glass Sea (by Jill)

I started writing this post on Thursday night at like ten o’clock at night, when I thought I had a good two hours of functional time left in my day. I underestimated what sitting on a raft floating on the … Continue reading

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Just Another Friday Night

I was all set to write my initial thoughts on Jonathan Franzen’s long-awaited new novel (short version: good as usual; very much a page-turner; oddly similar in plot and characters to another novel I’m currently reading – eerily so. More … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

Guess what – the brown sweater is off needles and ready to be pieced! I should get it done before too much longer – but not before I cast on my next project. Maybe next weekend? Or the weekend after? … Continue reading

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The fourth annual PAT CONROY MONTH!!!! is here. Welcome.

It’s September 1st.  Some people may be starting to think about scarves and pumpkin spice lattes, but when the days begin to shorten (and it’s still in the 90s in Sacramento), here at Postcards from Purgatory our thoughts turn to … Continue reading

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