Monday, March 2, 2009

Things I Noticed

Jayne Ann Phillips will be at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble tomorrow night (March 3rd).  Her new book Lark and Termite is on my to-read list, so I'd like to go.  Sorry to say I haven't read anything by her before, but since she is from and writes about my ancestral home, West Virginia, I feel I should look into her oeuvre.  Also, a friend has read Lark and Termite and recommends it.  On Thursday, March 5, Zoe Heller will be at the Lincoln Square B&N; her new book The Believers is also on my list.  She wrote the book on which the film Notes on a Scandal was based.   I like what she said recently in an interview for the New York Times: "I don't write books for people to be friends with the characters."  Thank the maker!  Here's another worthy quotation: "I come from a family where the only emotion respectable to show is irritation.  In some this tendency produces hives, in others literature, in me both."  Flannery O'Connor, of course.


  1. If the NYPL is to be believed and I believe they are, this month is Women's History Month. As part of that (and being a designer) they are presenting Ms.-en-Scène! Celebrating Women Designers

    The landmark exhibition Curtain Call presents the work of 140 women designing for theater, dance, and opera. Browse an online gallery from Curtain Call. A beautiful, full-color companion volume is also available. Don't miss this "never-before-seen, probably not-to-be-seen-again" exhibition at the Library for the Performing Arts.

    love reading your blog, keep it up!

  2. Thanks, Regina! Good to know we wymyn get at least one month out of the year. Sounds like a really nice exhibit!



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Overeducated mom, addled by constant interruptions due to demands of family and dog, trying to read books and write coherent sentences about them. Luckily, yoga keeps me centered. Sharing my love of yoga through teaching helps make sense of it all. I have a yoga blog at Since 2015, it has been my pleasure to serve as a reader for Epiphany, a literary journal publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art; on Twitter as @epiphanymag.


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