Tag Archives: American fiction

A Review of William Maxwell’s So Long, See You Tomorrow (by Bethany)

I’ve known for some time that there is really no excuse for the fact that I had not read any of William Maxwell’s novels. I own a couple of them, though I borrowed So Long, See You Tomorrow from a … Continue reading

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A Review of Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You (by Bethany)

This is a strange little book – ubiquitous in the circles I walk in (i.e. circles made up of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Green Apple, and a half a dozen small local bookstores) and appearing often on shelves devoted to … Continue reading

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Another PAT CONROY MONTH!!!! Bites the Dust: Final Thoughts on South of Broad (by Bethany)

If it weren’t for this blog and its tradition of celebrating PAT CONROY every September, I would never have reread South of Broad. When I read it for the first time in 2009, I was highly attuned to its flaws. … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

I pieced the colorblock rollneck sweater this weekend, and now all I need to do is knit the neck. This photo doesn’t really do the colors justice, but I’ll take some outdoor photos once the sweater is finished. I’m reading … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

  My little child-size colorblock sweater is coming along nicely. It is always refreshing to take on a small project immediately after finishing (well, almost finishing) an adult item. The light in the photo isn’t the best. The sleeve that’s … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on South of Broad (by Bethany)

Pages read: 131 out of 512 Last year’s PAT CONROY MONTH!!! was not a high point for me as a blogger. I set out to read War and Peace, which is one of the novels Pat Conroy discusses in his … Continue reading

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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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