Results for Tag "Writing and Writers"

Louise Penny: By the Book

This quite old book of essays originally published in House Beautiful is all about mundane, often banal memories or events.But I know where every book is and can put my hand on it immediately.

In Praise of Barbara Pym

These excellent women are excellent — they volunteer, they go to church, they subsist modestly on small chops and simple suppers — but they can also be dowdy and difficult.You’d need to read a different Pym novel to learn that Miss Lathbury has gone on to marry Mr.

Jesmyn Ward: By the Book

I read several books simultaneously, which means I read much slower than I do when I tackle one book at a time.If a book is very good, well, I resign myself to getting only four or five hours of sleep, and I read until 3 a.

Taking On Wall Street’s Church of Big Money

He once again mercilessly examines a faith and culture — in this case, money and Wall Street — and his characters are subject to the pull of a powerful orthodoxy.He helped support himself by trading stocks, using as seed money annual stipends of $12,000 or so sent by his parents.

Taking On Wall Street’s Church of Big Money

He once again mercilessly examines a faith and culture — in this case, money and Wall Street — and his characters are subject to the pull of a powerful orthodoxy.He helped support himself by trading stocks, using as seed money annual stipends of $12,000 or so sent by his parents.