A Brief History of the Novel – Part Two

“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.” ― Khaled Hosseini In Part One I defined the novel as a book-length narrative in prose that connects fictional events and characters who evolve. I traced the origins of the novel to 10th century Japan, and from there described […]

Literary Travel

Almost thirty-five years ago, a vacation trip to California provided the genesis of a hobby that is now a source of infinite pleasure for me and often for my friends and family as well.  Bob, my first husband, was driving as I navigated.  As I studied the map, the old-fashioned kind that I still prefer […]