Monthly Archive: December 2016

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2016: A Year in Books

There are a lot of “Year in Review” pieces floating around the internet, but  I don’t want to review my year. 2016 sucked. Books don’t.

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Commonwealth

“The christening took a turn when Albert Cousins arrived with gin.Fix was smiling when he opened the door and he kept smiling as he struggled to make the connection: it was Albert Cousins from...

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Small Space Christmas Cheer

I’ve moaned about the size of Parisian apartments before, but when you live in a shoebox, where on earth are you supposed to put a Christmas tree?!

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Frances and Bernard

Flannery O’Connor and Robert Lowell met at Yaddo, a writer’s colony in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1948. They continued writing letters to one another until O’Connor’s death in 1964.