Monthly Archives: February 2008

Landmark Massachusetts Building Where Wharton Wrote Faces Foreclosure

Landmark Massachusetts Building Where Wharton Wrote Faces Foreclosure – New York Times “The Mount, Edith Wharton’s estate in Lenox, Mass., is in danger of being put in foreclosure.” To stay open, The Mount needs to raise $3 million by March … Continue reading

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50 States of Literature: Heads in Hawaii | Columbia Spectator

50 States of Literature: Heads in Hawaii | Columbia Spectator The Columbia Spectator heads to Hawaii with the novel Heads by Harry: Lois-ann Yamanaka is exceptionally gifted at making the unusual and unsavory seem exotic and entrancing—taxidermy is “true art, … Continue reading

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Author Phyllis Whitney Dies at Age 104

Prolific American author Phyllis A. Whitney has died in Virginia at the age of 104. Although she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40, she published more than 100 short stories, 73 works of fiction, many … Continue reading

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Gatsby’s Green Light Beckons a New Set of Strivers – New York Times

Gatsby’s Green Light Beckons a New Set of Strivers – New York Times F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby continues to inspire urban youth, many of whom are immigrants, with its portrayal of the American dream. The book … Continue reading

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50 States of Literatue: A Trip to Wild Alaska

50 States of Literatue: A Trip to Wild Alaska | Columbia Spectator The Columbia Spectator is back, with its entry for Alaska,  The Man Who Swam With Beavers, a collection of short stories by Nancy Lord. “At the heart of … Continue reading

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50 States of Literature: Wide Open North Dakota

50 States of Literature: Wide Open North Dakota | Columbia Spectator Here’s the entry for North Dakota, Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River, which describes “a land where the wilderness inspires not only awed romance, but also a cosmic sense … Continue reading

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Some Screenwriters Turn to Children’s Books

For some Hollywood screenwriters, an unlikely diversion: children’s books | csmonitor.com Following an earlier report that some striking Hollywood screenwriters are using their off time to work on novels, here’s a follow-up: Some striking screenwriters for children’s shows are funneling … Continue reading

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