Make New Friends But Keep the Old: 2020 book list

At the beginning of 2020 I resolved to be a better friend. My strengths lying resolutely in the realm of writing, I decided to define that work in terms of keeping in touch by mail with the people I cared about. I craved connection. I picked, for the first time, a “star word” – inContinue reading “Make New Friends But Keep the Old: 2020 book list”

Ann Patchett is not my patron saint but she might as well be: 2019 book list

“Every choice lays down a trail of breadcrumbs, so that when you look behind you there appears to be a very clear path that points straight to the place where you now stand. But when you look ahead there isn’t a breadcrumb in sight. There are just a few shrubs, a bunch of trees, aContinue reading “Ann Patchett is not my patron saint but she might as well be: 2019 book list”