Lucky Boy – Shanthi Sekaran

In a nation overtaken by arguments about immigration and the building of walls, Shanthi Sekaran's new novel underscores the complexity of the situation. But immigration issues are more than a decorative backdrop in Sekaran's novel. They provide the disturbing context for its premise: two women fighting for the right to raise one child, one of … Continue reading Lucky Boy – Shanthi Sekaran

Appalachian Trail Hikers on NPR

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about my husband's cousins who are hiking the Appalachian Trail with their two children. The children were reciting from Moby Dick and Frost's "The Road Less Traveled." NPR caught wind of the family's adventure and interviewed them on the trail. While there was no recitation during the … Continue reading Appalachian Trail Hikers on NPR

Book Hoarding – Delve into the Psyche

I knew someone like Penelope Lively could explain why I hoard books (see post "Revealing My Boo--ks" to give you an idea of just how bad it is) in an NPR interview (via Literary Man's link): I feel so much better now that I have a "rationalized justification." It makes perfect sense, doesn't it?