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Today in Literary History...
Anthony Trollope died. The recent commemorative plaque placed in Poets' Corner is inscribed with the last sentence from Trollope's posthumously-published Autobiography: "Now I stretch out my hand, and from the further shore I bid adieu to all who have cared to read any among the many words that I have written." The "many words" amount to forty-seven novels, all still in print and most selling well.
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Literary Pic of the Day:
New Book on my Radar:
How to say goodbye in robot
by Natalie Standiford
Summary in a Sentence (or two):
New to town, Beatrice is seated next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship.
Read the Reviews:
Interesting Links to Peruse:
- Dickens on Dickens.
- What really killed Jane Austen?
- A pretty penny for Anne of Green Gables.
- Great review from Book Nut: Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters.