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Miami Book Fair

Evelyn McDonnell at Miami Book Fair 2013

Evelyn McDonnell at Miami Book Fair 2013

During the 30 years since committed literarian Mitchell Kaplan founded it, the Miami Book Fair has established itself as the preeminent bibliophile bacchanal in the States. It’s a stellar event, a place to knock heads with some of the best writers in the world — and enjoy the balmy  weather just as winter begins to suck the sap out of the usual climates that harbor bookish types.

Except this year, the subtropics delivered torrential downpours. And I was coming from California, where, as your mother warned you, it never rains. Continue reading

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Campbell McGrath and America

Back from two delicious weeks in the woods, I’m now in full-bore packing gear. “I’m going back to Cali,” in the immortal words of LL Cool J. Much to catch up on here, including my Michigan presentation and several articles that came out while I was offline. Such as this review of Campbell McGrath’s song of America, Shannon, about someone else’s voyage across this country, two centuries ago.

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