Monthly Archives: January 2017

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

I was first introduced to Marilynne Robinson via a library loan of Home one of her books set in the fictional town of Gilead, which she has explored in some depth in subsequent books and which, perhaps, have become her better known … Continue reading

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On Trying to Keep Still by Jenny Diski

As I approached the end of 2016 I wanted to read something familiar, something to put me in the mood, the right frame of mind, for my plan to read less in 2017. As I scanned my shelves, running my … Continue reading

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