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and I dare a little more as I grow older.”

-Michael de Montaigne

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“Chance favors only the prepared mind.”

– Louis Pasteur

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The Art of Death

  “How can we write plausibly from the point of view of the dying, when we have not died ourselves, and have no one...

Night Train to Lisbon

  Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier (Grove Press, 2004) I first read this page-turning thriller several years...

Book Reviews

The Stone Raft

José Saramago is one of my favorite foreign writers. His vivid writing style, and long sentences which meander sometimes...

The Pleasure of Re-Reads

    Madam Bovery: The classical translation by Francis Steegmuller and a current, livelier one by Lydia Davis....

Judas

Judas, by Amos Oz (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), is an exquisite love story and one of his most powerful novels. (“The...

Poetry Recommendations

Poetry nourishes my soul. Three of my favorite books. "Because my love for you Is higher than words, I have decided to fall...