Tag Archives: Annie Proulx

For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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2013 Books Read

It’s been a hell of a year. Devastating as well as redemptive. I started it out in Memphis, and end it here in New Jersey. And now my new niece Pearl has arrived! It’s been both a busy year as … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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“coyote dust fractioned into particles of sound”

I would recognize Annie Proulx’s writing if I ran into it in a dark alley in Turkmenistan. Here is a section from her story “Them Old Cowboy Songs”, included in her latest collection of “Wyoming Stories”, Fine Just the Way … Continue reading

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Intimidation

Before I went to Block Island I was given some advice by a very wise man: 1. Don’t drink. He told me, “I did a winter-beach-writing thing too and you lose track of time, so I’d pour myself a scotch … Continue reading

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Thinking of Quoyle

The National Book Award is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and there’s an awesome blog set up to commemorate this, with authors writing up reviews of the Award-winners for each year. It’s such a treasure trove of content and … Continue reading

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A.S. Byatt’s New Book

She’s got a new giant novel coming out: The Children’s Book. it’s been a while for her – recently it’s been mainly short stories – and I am beyond excited. Now that I hear what it’s about, I am even … Continue reading

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The Books: “Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2″ – ‘Dump Junk’ (Annie Proulx)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 by Annie Proulx – excerpt from the story ‘Dump Junk’. A woman dies, and it is up to her two children to sort out all of her “junk”, accumulated over … Continue reading

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The Books: “Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2″ – ‘The Wamsutter Wolf’ (Annie Proulx)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 by Annie Proulx – excerpt from the story ‘The Wamsutter Wolf’. A lot of Annie Proulx’s stories are dominated by silence and space. Maybe there’s wind, the sound of snow … Continue reading

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