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Views of ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

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A visual tour of George Saunders’ first novel

By now you’ve probably heard of the George Saunders first work of fiction, Lincoln in the Bardo, that was published in early 2017. In short order, the novel won the Man Booker Prize, was listed as one of the 100 notable books of 2017 by The New York Times and made Bill Gates list of five books worth readingfor the summer of 2018. (If you are new to...

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Book Review — ‘I am Charlotte Simmons‘ by Tom Wolfe

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Why We Picked It

  • It’s Tom Wolfe…that’s enough for us!
  • In a series of unrelated, but timely events, we purchased a copy of the book at an early spring yard sale several months ago and recently set it out on our nightstand while moving a few books around. Lo-and-behold, the next week, we learned of Tom Wolfe’s untimely passing literally upon entering the bedroom and looked up to find the book staring...

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Book Review — Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

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Why We Picked It

  • For as long as we can remember we have had a fascination
    with Leonardo da Vinci. Last year we attended an exhibit of a large collection of da Vinci’s sketches in Milan without any crowds and it rekindled our interest in learning more about the artist
  • Walter Isaacson is a fantastic biographer
  • The book itself is beautifully produced(kudos to Simon & Schuster). There are numerous, well...

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‘Charmed Lives in Greece’ — The Books…

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Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor at The British Museum

On our recent trip to London, after collecting our trove of Joseph Conrad books, we took the opportunity to visit a small, but fantastic exhibit at the British Museum — Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor. The free show, only a few steps inside the entrance on your left, runs until July 15th, 2018. We cannot recommend it highly enough...

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Joseph Conrad and a Visit to Forum Auctions in London

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The Works of Joseph Conrad, Medallion Edition; published 1925–1928 (21 vols)

What happens when you live in New York, but you buy The Works of Joseph Conrad (Medallion Edition), consisting of 21 beautiful volumes (and weighing over fifty pounds) at an online auction hosted by London-based Forum Auctions? You go to London, walk four miles along the Thames to Forum’s office and carry them right back...

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