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Perilous Times for Books and Those Who Love Them

Publishers, authors and readers who have any sense need to turn around, tell Amazon to take a hike, and figure out what really makes sense. This doesn’t as presently configured. FEED THE BEAST (OR ELSE) New York Times, July 13, … Continue reading

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Why Do We Read and Write Fiction?

In a strange coincidence both the New York Times and the New Yorker published within two days’ time (Dec.8 and 9) two thoughtful and resonant essays by top literary critics about fiction, its whys and wherefores, its challenges and attractions, … Continue reading

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“Of the Making of Books There Is No End”

Of the making of books there is no end, and too much study is wearisome to the flesh. –ECCLESIASTES 12:12 NKJ Love this photo and thought you might appreciate it too. Don’t know who shot it, but I wish I … Continue reading

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