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The Books: “The Innocents Abroad: Or, The New Pilgrims’ Progress” – (Mark Twain)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction (even though this isn’t Fiction at all, but I wanted to keep him filed with the rest of his books): The Innocents Abroad: or, The New Pilgrims’ Progress, by Mark Twain Okay, so I know … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Ritz Of The Bayou – The New Orleans Adventures Of A Young Novelist Covering The Trials Of The Governor Of Louisiana, with digressions on smoldering nightclubs, jazz-crazed bars, and other aspects of life in the tropic zone” (Nancy Lemann)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: (although this book is actually reportage – oh, well) The Ritz Of The Bayou – The New Orleans Adventures Of A Young Novelist Covering The Trials Of The Governor Of Louisiana, with digressions on smoldering … Continue reading

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The Books: “Music for Chameleons” – ‘Nocturnal Turnings, or How Siamese Twins Have Sex’ (Truman Capote)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction (although Capote’s stuff walks the line with nonfiction): Music for Chameleons – by Truman Capote. Today’s excerpt is from ‘Nocturnal Turnings, or How Siamese Twins Have Sex’. This is the final piece in Music for … Continue reading

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The Books: “Music for Chameleons” – ‘A Beautiful Child’ (Truman Capote)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction (although Capote’s stuff walks the line with nonfiction): Music for Chameleons – by Truman Capote. Today’s excerpt is from ‘A Beautiful Child’. This is perhaps the most famous of these little transcripts. 1955. Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading

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The Books: “Music for Chameleons” – ‘Then It All Came Down’ (Truman Capote)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction (although Capote’s stuff walks the line with nonfiction): Music for Chameleons – by Truman Capote. Today’s excerpt is from ‘Then It All Came Down’. This is another transcription of a conversation Capote had, and it’s … Continue reading

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The Books: “Music for Chameleons” – ‘Hidden Gardens’ (Truman Capote)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Music for Chameleons – by Truman Capote. Today’s excerpt is from ‘Hidden Gardens’. This is another transcription of a conversation Capote had – this one takes place in New Orleans in 1979. He runs into … Continue reading

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The Books: “Music for Chameleons” – ‘A Day’s Work’ (Truman Capote)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Music for Chameleons – by Truman Capote. Today’s excerpt is from ‘A Day’s Work’. In 1979 Truman Capote spends the day hanging out with Mary Sanchez – a professional cleaning woman who has worked for … Continue reading

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The Books: “Music for Chameleons” – ‘Handcarved Coffins: A Nonfiction Account of an American Crime’ (Truman Capote)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Music for Chameleons – by Truman Capote. Today’s excerpt is from a story called ‘Handcarved Coffins: A Nonfiction Account of an American Crime’. An interesting story – not sure what is real or not – … Continue reading

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The Books: “Music for Chameleons” – ‘Dazzle’ (Truman Capote)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Music for Chameleons – by Truman Capote. Today’s excerpt is from a story called ‘Dazzle’. A touching short story about a little boy in New Orleans – he lives with relatives – and he is … Continue reading

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The Books: “Music for Chameleons” – ‘Mojave’ (Truman Capote)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Music for Chameleons – by Truman Capote. Today’s excerpt is from a story called ‘Mojave’. Now it’s no secret that Capote lost much, in terms of his talent, as he grew older. His drinking and … Continue reading

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