Dorothy Whipple. J.K. Rowling. Antoine Laurain. All writers who offered refuge from this summer's tomfoolery.
Between the politics, the fires, the algae blooms, and something definitely afflicting my boxwood jasmine hedge, I am, as always, grateful for a good book.
My blueberries were commandeered by nocturnal evil grasshoppers. My lettuce crop was pathetically Lilliputian. Plans to visit the great Southwest were stopped before you can say Wallace Stegner three times fast.
But thanks to literature, I was able to let those umbrage-worthy offenses pass. A good book has a way of assuaging life’s annoyances.
If Excedrin won’t cut it, if a prescription leaves you flat, if Netflix numbs your little grey cells, consider cracking open a book.
Check out the Chapter Endnotes title catalog. Loads of good stuff there.
Chapter Endnotes kicks off its twelfth season Sept. 4. Join me on this literary adventure at San Marco Books & More in Jacksonville, Florida for a lively book discussion that will begin at 6:30 pm. Reserve your spot. We will discuss Antoine Laurain’s The Red Notebook.
If you are not in Jacksonville, Florida, stay tuned. Chapter Endnotes podcasts will premiere soon.