The Round House is the latest novel by one of my favourite American authors, Louise Erdrich. You can read my review at For Books’ Sake.
Assia Wevill, born on this day in 1927, is perhaps best-known as the woman who came between the most celebrated literary couple of the twentieth century, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. I explore her extraordinary life – and tragic death – over at For Books’ Sake.
A few years ago, I made a list of all the books owned or read by Marilyn Monroe (some 436 at last count) for my sister blog, ES Updates. At the time, I wondered if anyone else would be interested.
I’m glad to have played a small part in widening public knowledge of Marilyn, and hope that more people will now discover that for her, reading was much more than an intellectual pose.
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My ten favourite reads of 2012, including new fiction; books commemorating the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, and the 400th anniversary of the Pendle witch trials; and some previously published books that I’ve just caught up with.
I had never read Kate Grenville’s work before, but Sarah Thornhill (and its predecessor, The Secret River) really evokes the stark beauty of the outback, contrasted with the tumult of the early settlers. (more…)