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Nov.02.2013
All the Little Live Things by Wallace Stegner is a mid-career novel written in the middle of the 1960s, with all that era entailed as its subject....
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Nov.04.2013
George Saunders’ collection of stories cum novella, Civilwarland in Bad Decline, is a comic, satirical assault, sometimes fighting with paper tigers...
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Nov.08.2013
Paul Auster’s Oracle Nights is a novel about a young, rising novelist writing his way into the realization that his wife has had a lengthy...
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Nov.12.2013
William Trevor’s collection of short stories, A Bit on the Side, is uniformly excellent, each story a minor masterpiece of narrative, character,...
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Nov.14.2013
Peace is a novel by Richard Bausch that captures the brutality, loneliness, and moral complexity of war.  It’s effectively written, highly...
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Nov.19.2013
The Unwinding by George Packer is a book about the way the United States got off track, crushed its middle class, created a gilded moneyed class, and...
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Nov.23.2013
Drama City by George Pelecanos is an absorbing crime novel because it focuses more on intricacies of character than it does on crime itself. Beyond...
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Nov.29.2013
I don't often write about writers in my fiction, but I do in a story that's just come out called "The Mystery of an Ending," appearing in The Bicycle...
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Nov.29.2013
The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis is a challenging novel for a number of reasons. The first challenge is that is too long. The second challenge is...
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Nov.29.2013
The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis is a challenging novel for a number of reasons. The first challenge is that is too long. The second challenge is...
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Jun.27.2009
My true belief is that a good writer can become whoever he or she wants to be.  No matter you are a gay white male from Poughkeepsie.  If you are...
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Jan.08.2010
I don't have to be a Freudian genius to interpret the dreams I had last night.  The first one involved my former spouse and my youngest son.  We are...
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Mar.01.2010
Aside from my college losing its accreditation (which was a possibility a little while back.  Now we are on double secret probation), my job is...
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Apr.06.2010
Have you noticed lately that some brands of milk (especially a popular organic brand) expires in like the year 2011?  I look at the expiration date,...
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Apr.08.2010
Yesterday, my two sons and I drove around in th rain, giving up on our idea of a hike and settling on bowling.  I learned to bowl while a girl scout...
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Apr.18.2010
In the novel I'm working on, revising and texturing, I have a character who just sort of gives up.  Not totally--meaning, she doesn't kill herself. ...
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Jun.18.2010
I have never been able to create a mystique about myself.  There is no glamor, mystery, or sense of wonder about me.  No one desires to figure me out...
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Apr.03.2009
Today on my home blog, I've posted a collection of photos from my trip to Austria and Germany.  When I travel I choose a photo theme for the trip,...
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Jul.22.2009
Charming, simple, and straightforward – that’s the food at the Hungry Monk Café.  Located in Cong, Co. Mayo, the Hungry Monk Café offers an array of...
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Oct.08.2009
Look up "pleasure" in the dictionary, and you are sure to find "eating in Italy." Food is fresh, prepared simply, and truly...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.