Reviewed – “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo
Empire Falls is not the type of book I ever expected to like, but these ‘slice of life’ sorts of books, focusing on men approaching middle age and the varied personalities in the small, dying towns where they live are fast becoming something I need to read more of (so if you’ve got suggestions beyond Empire Falls and Virgil… Continue reading
People who read books need to Wander with Virgil in this Leif Enger book
You know that moment when you finish a book, when you close it and all is right in the world? Except for a fear of the next book you pick up because, honestly, how could anything be as good as this one was? That is Virgil Wander for me. I’m afraid of my next book because the… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.