Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A good mail day

In today's mail:

Navigate, Amelia Earhart's Letters Home by Rebecca Loudon. The cover art is even more gorgeous than it looked online! Plus, lulu.com sent it from an address on Aviation Parkway in Morrisville, NC. AVIATION PARKWAY. How totally freaking cool is that?

The Transparent Dinner by Christine Hamm. Here's what I said about the book: "There is both stench and beauty here, both grim reportage and fractured fairy tale. The strength of this book is in its relentless refusal to distinguish between the two, exposing the place where horror and magic commingle to create something deeper than a simple truth. These poems tell secrets -- dirty ones, delicious ones, ones you know you could be punished for hearing. Hamm is a thief and a trespasser, and her readers are the richer for it."

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause. Hey, a girl can't read poetry ALL the time!


Garbo said...

Thanks for reminding us about lulu.com. I have lulu at the back of my mind if I have any trouble shopping my book manuscript around. I am getting too old to argue with 23-year-old junior editors about whether anybody wants to read my writing or not. It's good to have Plan B. First, of course, I must finish the book. It is chilly and rainy here today so I won't be tempted to work on the large garden path project I started in the backyard. I pray I write rather than watch 1940s movies on cable TV.

Well, here's another posting which turned into an entry for my own blog. You're inspiring, Anne!

Radish King said...

AVIATION PARKWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LKD said...

Thanks for this post. I already had Rebecca's book on my list of in the near future purchases. I must add Christine's to that list.

I think I'll skip the menopause book for now. (smile) Sure, yeah, denial, partially. But I think I have a few years ago. Supposedly a woman goes through the change of life (and oh, what a change it is, ha ha) at the same, approximate time her mother did. I've got miles to go before I sweat in my sleep. (smile)

LKD said...

Oh, damn. Lately I can't type at all. I have a few years TO GO. Not ago. To go.