"Near the start of this rich essay collection, former U.S. poet laureate Hall—also a biographer, children’s book writer, and literary critic—writes that “poetry abandoned” him after he turned 85, but his prose writing endures and sustains him. And as this book shows, Hall—who sometimes puts his essays through more than 80 drafts—has not lost his touch. Laconic, witty, and lyrical, Hall is a master stylist, yet he remains refreshingly humble and matter-of-fact about fame (his and others): “Everyone knows medals are made of rubber.” " --Publisher's WeeklyRed River Theatres and Gibson's Bookstore have teamed up to host a reading and signing event for this book on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6pm. This is a ticketed event.
NOTE: There will not be a book-of-the-week #49 as we will be publishing a daily series of book lists next week in honor of New Hampshire Writers' Week.