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bob-mustin's picture
Apr.10.2011
The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain   This is an important book – deeply researched and near-perfectly written. Were it not about a subject I know well – Ernest Hemingway, his early years in Paris with the likes of Gertrude Stein, John Dos Passos, Scot and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Ezra Pound, I wouldn’t...
carin-hennessey's picture
Jun.16.2010
Dear Scott,     Did I tell you that when I part my son's hair down the middle, he looks something like you did in your photos?  Although, he smiles a lot more than I think you did.     Recently, at a friend's yard sale, I picked up a copy of Zelda's biography, and I can't wait to read it.  Several...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Feb.18.2010
Some authors exude the pleasure of reading and writing (and, believe me, when you meet them, you’d be surprised how many just don’t.) J. Sydney Jones is such a man, with a breadth of writing experience in different genres that’s deeply impressive and carries with it an obvious love of his craft....
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jan.29.2010
"So many books, so little time." That's the thing I say every time I stand in front of the bookshelf (or rather, one of the bookshelves) and try to decide what to read next. In a good year, I read about two dozen novels. In a great year, maybe thirty. (In a bad year, you do not want to...
tim-fleming's picture
Dec.16.2009
In keeping with this month's blog theme of "When I Grow Up," I am posting an excerpt from my novel-in-progress, tentatively entitled With Fitzgerald In Limbo:         Slowly, and to my great solace, the world I had known receded before me.  As it left my view, I was struck by how...
lynda-fitzgerald's picture
Aug.13.2009
It's a valid question:   What makes a character the hero of the story?  Is it untold bravery in the face of certain danger?  Protectiveness?  Kindness or compassion? My favorite hero of all time is (who else) Mr. Darcy, from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.  Mr. Darcy exhibited none of the above...
heywood-gould's picture
May.28.2009
MY FIRST DISCOTHEQUE   PARIS, 1961. Grown ups run the world. Nobody has heard of Vietnam. Doris Day is Number One at the box office. Every time Mickey Mantle hits a home run the Yankees send 5000 cartons of Camels to the Veterans hospitals. Men wear fedoras and couples hold each other when they...
dr-alan-taylor's picture
Jan.17.2009
One recent project: 6 Screenplay adaptations of American Short Stories from Hawthorne to Amy Tan: OVERVIEW This collection of screen adaptations have been chosen from across a range of American authors, genres and styles-from the Gothic fable of Hawthorne’s ‘Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment’ of 1837 to...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Dec.09.2008
The NYT reported this morning that Rod blah, blah, Blagojevich, governor of Illinois, was arrested, this morning, on corruption charges that stem from his alleged attempts to sell Obama's Senate seat "to the highest bidder." It turns out that Governor Blagojevich had been under...