The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman. The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman is a fascinating look at the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam right before it was ceded to the British. When orphans start disappearing from town, Blandine van Couvering, a young Dutch she-merchant, and Edward Drummond, an English adventurer and spy, join forces to discover who […]
And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t – NYTimes.com. Ann Patchett once again proves she’s a smart writer and a smart reader. And her point, that we ALL lose when there is no Pulizter winner, is dead on. I love her line: “The brick-and-mortar bookstore, as people seem to point out to us hourly, is […]
Oh we ADORE Mo Willems! And the new “Pigeon” book is one of his finest yet!
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human This just in! I can’t wait to get a look at it. My inner writer grabbed this book right out of the box.
Novel Ideas: Books as Furniture & Functional Décor | WebEcoist.
Letter from Scott Turow: Grim News | The Authors Guild Blog. Here’s another piece of potentially depressing news for independent bookstores, as if we’re not slapped around enough. But they say information is power, so I’m passing along some information for you to read.
Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths (Hardcover)By Philip Freeman$27.009781451609974Published: Simon & Schuster, 01/03/2012368 Pages Have there ever been stories to rival the myths about the creation of the universe and the wars among the earliest gods? Or about the Olympian gods themselves: powerful Zeus, king of the gods, possessed of […]