For my birthday in January, I received a message from my brother, Paul, informing me that my birthday present might be a few days late. "Okay. No worries," I replied, curious but not concerned. And yet when the package arrived, I had not envisioned a behemoth of an old book by an author I'd never … Continue reading Forgotten But Not Gone: Edna Ferber’s ‘So Big’
The Great War, or what has come to be known as World War I, shattered how many Westerners thought of themselves and destroyed a belief in the inarguable good of progress. During this first fully mechanized war—the first to include airplanes, tanks, and modern chemical weapons—nation states used technological advancements to decimate cities, landscapes, and … Continue reading Happy Armistice Day
Listening to: Tea shop radio. Drinking: Gingery chai latte. I cannot really remember a time before I couldn't read, although I do remember sounding out my first word—"l-u-n-c-h"—on the first day of first grade. And so for as long as I can remember, I have been in love with books, with stories, with learning about … Continue reading Why and Why Now?