Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on the Road (1942)

2017-09-14T09:49:40+00:00

"She was bodacious. She was outrageous. She enjoyed shaking things up." One contributor to the "Jump at the Sun" documentary about Zora Neale Hurston described her this way. Peter Bagge's new graphic biography suggests "unencumbered passion" and "grit" (Fire!!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story). In Alice Walker's essay, which opens

Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on the Road (1942) 2017-09-14T09:49:40+00:00

IFMK: Teju Cole and Michael Ondaatje

2017-08-11T13:51:53+00:00

It occurs to me that I should have a series of posts titled "I Forgot My Key". Because what that inevitably means is that I must find a warm or cool place to wait until Mister BIP is due home. Which translates into an impromptu library visit. For the past

IFMK: Teju Cole and Michael Ondaatje 2017-08-11T13:51:53+00:00

June 2017, In My Bookbag

2017-07-24T15:24:22+00:00

In which I discuss the skinny volumes which accompany me on my travels, while the heavier volumes (like Margaret Millar's omnibus of mysteries, like Elizabeth von Arnim's Christopher and Columbus) remain at home. Tiphanie Yanique's Wife appeared from Peepal Press in 2015, after a collection of stories and a novel:

June 2017, In My Bookbag 2017-07-24T15:24:22+00:00

Life on Mars, Again and Again

2017-07-24T15:24:28+00:00

When you've looked up a book title, have you ever been tempted by the other books you've found with the same title as the book for which you were searching? In adding Lori McNulty's debut short story collection to my online TBR list, I discovered several other books with the same

Life on Mars, Again and Again 2017-07-24T15:24:28+00:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Ringing the Changes (1957)

2017-07-20T17:41:47+00:00

When I first peeked into the Jalna books, I discovered that Mazo de la Roche's biographers depended heavily upon Ringing the Changes, her autobiography, which I was pleased to find in the library. It's that kind of old book whose pages have been turned so often that they are softer

Mazo de la Roche’s Ringing the Changes (1957) 2017-07-20T17:41:47+00:00