The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: A True Story by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

I’m embarrassed to say that I picked up my copy of Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s memoir at last years Book Expo, and waited until now to read it.  It seems to have become something of a sleeper hit.  First, I heard Michael Kindness review it on the podcast Books On the Nightstand.  Then there was a write-up in the NYRB.   And then I saw it featured … Continue reading The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: A True Story by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

La Revolución remolque libro continúa!

The book trailer REVOLUTION continues! I’m still trying to get into this book trailer thing.  On the whole – not going so well.  But this landed in my Gmail the other day and I found myself intrigued… The book is Revolution:  The Year I Fell In Love & Went To Join the War by Deb Olin Unferth.  It’s not every day a girl finds God, … Continue reading La Revolución remolque libro continúa!

A Pause… May Sarton’s ‘Journal of a Solitude’

May Sarton (1912-1995) wrote the journal entries that would become Journal of a Solitude in a very different world from today’s.  The resulting book, in comparison to modern memoirs, is remarkably gentle and private.  It is also free of drama.  Before Twitter, Facebook, and modern technology it was apparently much easier to live life slower. I am proud of being fifty-eight, and still alive and … Continue reading A Pause… May Sarton’s ‘Journal of a Solitude’