“Speaking of empathy, I loved Frederick Dillen’s quirky novel BEAUTY, in which a mergers-and-acquisitions professional learns she’s been fired and buys a fish factory that she was ordered to shut down, redefining her life in a bleak coastal hamlet.” – Jayne Anne Phillips
ExACTly. Before reading in Cambridge (Porter Square, tomorrow night), I pretend just as hard as I can that I AM a writer.
Cambridge, Porter Square Books, Thursday June 5, 7:00pm. Chance of a lifetime. Well, all right, I need people to fill the seats. You don’t have to listen.
In honor of May Day – late but that’s the level of employee around here – and in service to FB readers everywhere, enough with the book for now.
Lucy being asked if she wouldn’t like to read it a second time and write a review.
Throwback Thursday? Really?
BEAUTY? Check out BoomerBrief.com, then go to this page on the site http://www.boomerbrief.com/2014/04/11-mom-pampering-presents-under-150.html and scroll to the bottom for a Mother’s Day shopping review. 377,097 unique monthly viewers – don’t understand what that means, especially here, and yet…
Easter. Portuguese at one end of town, Italians the other, a few devout Yankees left in the midst, meaning everybody’s at church, and I can slip this personal essay by. How the book began. But, no, 2300 words – don’t … Continue reading
Gloucester souls only. Well, if you’re going to look anyway. Carol, Beauty as she’s finally called, gets good placement because, as natives know, this is the window of The Bookstore on Main Street. In the reflection, yes, Gloucester, a tough, … Continue reading