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15 12, 2014

How to Make the Devil Give Up

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:28+00:00 December 15th, 2014|sandwiches, Uncategorized|2 Comments

I’ve got a fat book on my nightstand. I skip out on sleep and maybe dusting certain bookshelves to dedicate time to finishing this book, but it’s gonna be awhile. It’s a famous author’s first effort and, if you’ve hung around here long, you know I’m trying to catch up on my famous authors. Hopefully, we can talk about it next week. So, in honor [...]

8 12, 2014

And the Award for Most Interesting Seatmate Goes to . . .

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:28+00:00 December 8th, 2014|good nonfiction, main dishes|0 Comments

I’ve been waiting a long time to get my hands on this week’s book, Sweet Promised Land by Robert Laxalt, in which Laxalt writes a memoir of his Basque father. The Basques, as we knew them in my childhood, were a people that came to America from their old homeland on the border between Spain and France. Their surnames were a mouthful of syllables and [...]