The finalists for the National Book Award were announced yesterday. The full list is accessible here. Peter Carey's Parrot and Olivier in America was also on the shortlist for the Booker. Guess which book is on the top of my shopping list?
The winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced last night. Howard Jacobson has won for his novel The Finkler Question. I haven't read it or any of the other books that were shortlisted (Peter Carey's Parrot and Olivier in America; Emma Donoghue's Room; Damon Galgut's In a Strange Room; Andrea Levy's … Continue reading The Booker
When I opened my newspaper this morning (The Washington Post, in case you are wondering; no I don't live in DC, but old loyalties die hard and sometimes The Gettysburg Times just doesn't cut it when I want actual news from the world beyond the borough's limits), I was elated by one piece of news … Continue reading News
Our back yard is a mess. The mums on the porch are dead, brittle stalks with blossoms that have withered to black. The mum in the dirt is still alive, has only just bloomed. I hope it lasts through Halloween. The wildflowers will surely die before then. The sunflowers are gone. Something ate all of … Continue reading Tangled