Tag Archives: Edgar Allan Poe

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Gabriells Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry vicariously fulfills the dream of many readers to own a bookstore in a small town, where being able to read all day and talk about books, trumps profits.  With clever references to … Continue reading

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Bellman and Black

Diane Setterfield’s strange new fiction – Bellman and Black – is an eerie mystery with rooks (related to crows) as the force behind the lives of the characters. The plot is reminiscent of an Edgar Allen Poe tale – with dark … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe and Julian Barnes Birthday

Birthday twins – both Edgar Allan Poe and Julian Barnes were born on this day. Poe, born in 1809, would be over 200 years old.  He won two small awards: a $50 prize for “MS. Found in a Bottle” awarded by … Continue reading

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