365 Books by Women Authors

For over a century, International Women's Day has been observed — and this year, the New York Public Library blog has compiled 365 books by women authors from across the globe to keep the celebration going all year long. I'll be posting one book from this list every...

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The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens

The holiday season sees a million variations on Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol, yet this marvelous supernatural tale all too often overshadows the ghostly echoes that permeate Dickens’s entire oeuvre. Here’s a brief overview. In John Irving’s book of...

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Poem: Journey of the Magi (Read by T.S. Eliot)

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we...

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Poem: America, I Sing Back

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke America, I Sing Back for Phil Young, my father, Robert Hedge Coke, Whitman, and Hughes America, I sing back. Sing back what sung you in. Sing back the moment you cherished breath. Sing you home into yourself and back to reason. Oh, before...

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Bookstores: Shakespeare & Company in Paris

Read my books at Shakespeare & Co.  Read more BOOKSTORE POSTS One year ago, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting perhaps the most famous independent bookstore in the world with my daughter.  Shakespeare and Company is the marvelous English-language bookshop in...

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