Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Making Signs

Sign-making party at Mayday Books last night. Nicely kerned type!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Jane Gardam

My first encounter with Jane Gardam was at the MinnPost's Book Club Blast, last March. Magers & Quinn was sellling books and I picked up a copy of Old Filth. The man staffing the book table was delighted that I bought it and told me I'd love it. He was right.

Today I've finished reading Flight of the Maidens, the story of three 17-year-old girls in 1946 England that begins on the day they learn they have been given scholarships that allow them to go to college. There is a wonderful balance between longing for independence versus the need for family. Highly recommended.