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Milestones 2

1SPRankin
Feb 6, 2019, 9:27pm

cont'd

2lisapeet
Mar 2, 2019, 8:54am

They've finally replaced Ian Buruma at the New York Review of Books with a new editor—two new editors, actually: Emily Greenhouse and Gabriel Winslow-Yost. Who knows, maybe an infusion of new blood will be a good thing.

New York Review Names 2 Top Editors 5 Months After Ian Buruma’s Departure

Is it so wrong of me to think that she's going to need a little maternity leave any minute and offer to step in for her for a few months?

3southernbooklady
Mar 2, 2019, 9:22am

My god, is that not the most perfect office you have ever seen?

4Nancy_Sirvent
Mar 2, 2019, 2:58pm

It certainly is.

5alans
Mar 4, 2019, 2:38pm

All I could think of was that they had to live in Brooklyn.

6Kat.Warren
Mar 15, 2019, 5:41pm

Oh no, Merwin today at 91.

7southernbooklady
Abr 3, 2019, 9:41am

Vonda McIntyre

Her first novel, Dreamsnake, fell into my hands in high school and is one of the reasons I began to gravitate towards womanist science fiction.

8Kat.Warren
Abr 3, 2019, 3:18pm

A personal loss for me. Her books opened me up to new worlds.

9southernbooklady
Mayo 28, 2019, 2:11pm

Tony Horwitz

I'm in shock.

10cindydavid4
Mayo 28, 2019, 6:47pm

oh my god, so young! To lose a writer of his talent, wit and intelligence and curiosity is indeed shocking. i always assumed, once i had discovered Confederates in the Attic in a SLC ndie bookstore , that Id be treated to more of his histories every other year or so forever. That is not to be. He was similar to Bryson in being able to use humor to make historic events and people come alive, but never turned into the judgemental grump that Bryson seems into now. My fav of Tony's is probaby Voyage Long and strange for with the exception of Cortez, I knew very little of the conqueros pre plymouth rock in the rest of the country. Cant remember the name of the book of differnt inventors and artists who didn't quite make it big; love how he writes stories of all sorts of folk, and this was a perfect examplt of that.

Condolences to his wife, author Geraldin Brook and he family. Rest in Peace Tony; may your memory be a blessing

11lisapeet
Mayo 28, 2019, 7:43pm

Oh, that's sad. But man, a life well lived, it seems like.

12southernbooklady
Jun 25, 2019, 8:26am

So sorry about this. My copy of her One Big Table has been loved and used into tatters.

Molly O'Neill

13mkunruh
Jul 17, 2019, 3:46pm

Obviously I'm a bit late to this news, but oh no! And I love that cook book too. It's the best of both worlds -- excellent recipes and lots of reading/browsing material.

14lisapeet
Jul 17, 2019, 3:55pm

I love that One Big Table. I read it even when I'm not cooking out of it.

15southernbooklady
Ago 6, 2019, 10:13am

Toni Morrison has died. I feel like the whole country, the whole world, should just stop for the day and mourn.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/toni-morrison-dead.html

16SandraArdnas
Ago 6, 2019, 11:32am

Indeed, the whole world. RIP :(

17lisapeet
Ago 6, 2019, 9:42pm

I spent the first half of today writing her obit for LJ—it did the job but didn't improve on the NYT article linked to above, that's for sure. But it was very personally comforting to have that be my mandate for the day.

18southernbooklady
Ago 7, 2019, 10:54am

I think Morrison changed the world. When we talk about art "making a difference" it is Morrison I think of. Not Orwell, whose 1984 and Animals Farm became a kind of useful shorthand metaphor for state repression. Not Rachel Carson, whose Silent Spring woke people up to the fact their world was dying around them. Or Upton Sinclair, who grossed and shamed people into seeing the awful cost of industrialization. Not Harper Lee, who wrote a book that allowed (white) people to at least start to talk about racism without squirming with guilt. Morrison changed the world we live in...she changed the world of everyone who read her, everyone she wrote about, everyone she wrote for. Even if you have never read a book of hers, if you live in the United States, you live in a country and a culture she has worked to shape. She deserves a state funeral or something.

19lisapeet
Ago 7, 2019, 11:33am

And if you read at all, you're reading off a canon she worked to change.

20southernbooklady
Ago 7, 2019, 4:52pm

Just so.

21southernbooklady
Ago 7, 2019, 4:55pm

Tayari Jones on Toni Morrison:

"I put my heart into this piece, and it is still not enough"

https://time.com/5646235/toni-morrisons-work-and-legacy

23cindydavid4
Editado: Sep 17, 2019, 11:57am

damn damn damn DAMN

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/17/media/cokie-roberts/index.html

I have listened to her on npr from the beginning. She informed me, inspired me, made me laugh and cry She lived a long good life, led the way for so many. Sad to lose such a voice. May her memory be a blessing.

25Pat_D
Oct 18, 2019, 9:09pm

I know he had some controversies in Baltimore, but I've always seen him as a national treasure. He was the one, almost single-handedly, who forced this aberration of an administration to overturn their incomprehensibly cruel policy of sending children with life-threatening illnesses back to their countries of origin where they couldn't get the treatments they needed to stay alive. Children who were originally *invited* by U.S. experimental medical programs, and then given 30 days to leave or be deported by the Trump WH. It was appalling and it was rescinded at the 11th hour mostly due to Cummings' fierce efforts.

I loved listening to him speak when he got riled. He could be a real firebrand.

We don't see many like him in Congress, anymore.

26Pat_D
Jul 17, 2020, 12:23am

R.I.P. Chris Dickey

https://www.thedailybeast.com/legendary-foreign-correspondent-chris-dickey-dies-...

Known to MSNBC regular viewers as that network's "Man in Paris." Son of writer James Dickey ("Deliverance"), and highly respected war correspondent. He brought us a singularly European slant to his reports, full of elegant insight. The past year saw a normally composed and measured chronicler turn from tightly clipped to refined disgust with the state of his home country. He was only 68 y/o. I'll miss his appearances. I don't see many authentic journalists on TV.

28Pat_D
Jul 18, 2020, 1:19am

Oh, damn.

29cindydavid4
Jul 18, 2020, 8:24am

from the obit

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair,” he tweeted in June 2018. “Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”

RIP May his memory be for a blessing

30alans
Jul 18, 2020, 10:59pm

I happened to pick up Book Three of the graphic novel March which was written and is about the life of John Lewis. then I came home and learned he had passed away.
If you haven’t read March,it’s an exceptional work. Book one is great but I think Book Two is even greater. The scenes of white people ready to kill the freedom fighters in restaurants is horrifying. Just a wonderful book and a wonderful tribute to a man I didn’t know anything about. By far the greatest graphic novel I’ve ever read.

31Pat_D
Jul 19, 2020, 1:12am

Joy Reid had the author of "March" on her show today. The whole show was dedicated to Lewis and CT Vivian. Aydin was very emotional.

34southernbooklady
Nov 20, 2020, 6:45pm

>33 DG_Strong: I knew it was coming, but that one hurts.

35cindydavid4
Nov 20, 2020, 7:34pm

just coming here to report. Yeah, it hurts; loved her travel writing and essays and loved reading about her life. May her memory be for a blessing

36Nancy_Sirvent
Nov 22, 2020, 1:21am

37cindydavid4
Nov 22, 2020, 5:16am

Oh shit. She is one of the first authors I was turned on to back in the TT days. Knowledge of Angels is my fav of hers but so many others. She lived a long good life.

38Pat_D
Nov 22, 2020, 12:28pm

I'm a fan of Knowledge of Angels, although not the rest of her books for adults. That's a lovely obituary written with genuine warmth.

39alans
Nov 22, 2020, 5:09pm

I’m always afraid to open this folder,I don’t know what to expect.

40Pat_D
Nov 23, 2020, 8:14pm

Me, too.

41laurenbufferd
Nov 25, 2020, 2:12pm

I've only read her kids lit - I was a great fan of Fireweed about the Blitz.

42laurenbufferd
Nov 25, 2020, 2:13pm

I was a great fan of Fireweed - I only know her kids lit.

43cindydavid4
Nov 25, 2020, 2:35pm

There was one she did about a boy who was befriended by a Persian emperor, can't remember the name of it. Really liked it

45lisapeet
Editado: Dic 4, 2020, 1:44pm

Coming here to post the same. Guess it's time to read my copy of Foreign Affairs.

46cindydavid4
Dic 4, 2020, 7:28pm

geesh, losing another author popular with the villians. I did love her work May need to reread Foriegn Affairs as well.

47southernbooklady
Dic 28, 2020, 6:13pm

48LaureneRS
Dic 30, 2020, 11:43am

>47 southernbooklady: That hurts my heart.

49cindydavid4
Ene 22, 7:28pm

This hurts my heart: Sharon kay Penman This was on her blog today oh my god, this is gonna be hard Sharon Kay Penman

Hi friends, this is Stephanie Churchill Ling posting. It's with a heavy heart that I have some shattering news to share. As many of you know, Sharon has been having various health issues for some time. In the past 18 months, things escalated, and she began to experience more symptoms and extreme fatigue. It was only recently she was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer that had already reached stage 4. On Monday of this week, she was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia. She passed away quietly, in her sleep, this morning. Her family grieves, and now those who loved her well along with you, her fans, join with them. News of a memorial is pending. I will keep you updated as I learn more.

I had the honor of meeting her in phx as well as exchanging letters for our trip to wales. Have read all of her books What a loss. May her memory be for a blessing

I haven't seen an obit yet but will post when I see it

50Pat_D
Editado: Feb 2, 4:26am

This one hits hard: Sharon Kay Penman NYT Obituary

Even Historical Fiction haters rave about her Welsh Trilogy, but her magnum opus is The Sunne in Splendour. That work of fiction based upon years of research realized what most historical fiction writers can only dream: it almost single-handedly righted an historical wrong along the lines of Chernow's Alexander Hamilton. Even the snobby Richard III Society praised Penman's literary-historical investigation. Her great talent was her wonderful ability to meld her impeccable research into the best of storytelling. Her books are notorious doorstops that never feel over-long.

2007 Three-part Interview:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

May she RIP.

51cindydavid4
Feb 2, 11:19pm

thanks for posting that interview; I was there for that reading that year, hadn't realized her interview was taped. Time to sleep, so saving it for tomorrow

52southernbooklady
Mar 12, 10:05am

Marianne Carus, the founder of Cricket Magazine. Which was a big, big part of my early reading life.

http://www.shelf-awareness.com/ct/uz5005150Biz47751432

53Pat_D
Abr 18, 2:00pm

Helen McCrory: Born 08/17/68 Died 04/16/2021

A life in pictures.

Her Aunt Polly performances were magnificent. Gone way, way too soon.