Category Archives: Books
In praise of Mississippi
I’ve had Mississippi writers on my mind recently, as I’m finally getting around to reading a biography of William Faulkner, who is endlessly fascinating, and in the wake of the brilliant Sing, Unburied, Sing. Mississippi has birthed some of the … Continue reading
Recapturing my creative self
The last couple of weeks have been a long, hard slog. Work took me to Berlin and to Paris, both, of course, glorious locations, though I mainly saw the interiors of our meetings and hotel rooms. Arrived home Wednesday, limp … Continue reading
One hot bookish summer
Today I had to wear a jacket to the market. Autumn is in the air! And it could not have come sooner for me. We have, for the first time in the nearly 7 years I have lived here, had … Continue reading
I am reading a superb book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. I’ve only gotten through about 20 pages, and am already astonished by what makes people tick–by which I mean coffee, sugar, alcohol, amphetamines, and sleeping pills! Highly recommended so … Continue reading
One completely amazing read
Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.
Reading in bed, encore, encore
Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of The Expats.
Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure.
Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman.
This review will make your day
‘Going Clear,’ Lawrence Wright’s Book on Scientology – NYTimes.com. Genius.
Listening for Madeleine
Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices.