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Jan 20

Wise and Sober Children

Obviously, I read every book, including Farmer Boy. Only poseurs skipped that one. I coveted every detail–bonnets and petticoats and tin plates and Ma’s china shepherdess. Remember when they got to taste oysters that had been brought out west on a train? I’d still like to try parched corn, which the girls got three pieces […]

Dec 13

My 10 Favorite Books of 2011

Because I like to excoriate myself whenever possible, I will start this post off with a shameful confession: I did not read one single paper book this year. I’m all digital, all the time. I didn’t even want my Kindle when I got it two years ago because I was so committed to the physicality […]