A Trip to the Library — 12 Comments

  1. You have skillfully “captured” the allure of libraries. I love how you draw me in with your thoughtful descriptions of books I, too, might pick up and enjoy. Happy reading!!

  2. Just read my brother-in-law’s memoirs titled
    Cheese Biscuits, by Bill Williford…a rich step
    back in time to be savored.

  3. What a delightful blog post! It bring back lovely memories. I was just in the El Paso Public Library, of all places, doing some research on the U.S.-Mexico border. I so love strolling and trolling among the shelves of a good library, and that was a good one. It’s like getting to go shopping for free– a billionaire feeling! P.S. For memoir, don’t forget Sara Mansfield Taber’s poetic and fascinating BORN UNDER AN ASSUMED NAME. Many regards to you, dear Kitty!

    • What a pleasure to hear from you! I remember the last time we got together- that lovely lunch in NYC at Cafe Grazie. Congratulations on all your new work! Years ago you gave me an article on narrative distance. Our DC writing group was quite amazing and a real education for me. I’m finishing a novel (5 years of work) and about to start another. A writer’s work is never done. All best to you! And, yes. Libraries are like striking gold!

  4. Hi Kitty, Carol Shield’s daughter Anne Giardini is a friend of mine and she and her son Nicholas have recently edited a book of their mother/grandmother’s writing, which will be out April 30th. It is called “Startle and Illuminte” and I am so looking forward to the release! I hope you get a chance to read it, I’d love to know what you think. Anne has spent most of her career as a successful lawyer and the president of Weyerhauser, but is embracing the “writer” that she is apparently genetically programmed to be!

    • Lura, Thank you so much for letting me know about this! I will watch for it this spring. I still miss Carol Shields -brilliant writing and great heart.

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