Friday, November 27, 2009

'Yours Ever'- A New Book About Letters

'Yours Ever: People and Their Letters' is a new book by author Thomas Mallon. I found this book from an entry on Twitter that linked to '100 Notable Books of 2009' at the NY Times. I also found this listed on the Indie Bound website which promotes buying books from your local independent bookstore.

If you visit National Review Online (NRO) you can listen to a short interview with the author as he discusses this book which just came out (Nov. 2009).

In addition to his novels, Mr. Mallon also wrote 'A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries' published in 1984.

I haven't read either of these yet, but plan to get them both. Common Good Books (CGB) is a local independent bookstore I recently discovered on a day trip with a friend. This store is owned by Garrison Keillor and opened in St. Paul, MN three years ago. The bookstore sits below Nina's Coffee Cafe which is a cozy, comfy, casual coffee shop that lends itself to promoting and inviting local writers to hone their craft while relaxing in the coffee shop with their peers.

5 comments:

Mike said...

Thomas Mallon's book on people and their diaries "A Book Of One's Own" is, for me, the ONE absolute MUST-HAVE for people who love journals and personal writing. I am very much looking forward to this new book from him. Thank you for the heads-up!

PoetryDuck said...

More inspiration, and thank you. The art of letter writing seems to have been lost to the modern convenience of email, and I love the idea of picking up writing proper handwritten letters again, especially on lovely paper with a fountain or cartridge pen :-)

365 Letters said...

It sounds like a fascinating book, Jackie! Thanks for telling us about it. The list of books I need to track down just keeps getting longer and longer.

Britt-Arnhild said...

As the first Sunday of Advent is coming tomorrow, I have the most wonderful period of the year ahead of me. Alot os it is about letter writing.

Thank for what you do to keep this art alive.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

It's always fun to read letters or diary entries by historical figures. Thanks for sharing these titles.