Late Night Library

Famous First Words: Love Medicine

The oft-repeated anecdote regarding the beginning of Louise Erdrich’s practical employment as a writer is the one about how her …continue reading →

December 9, 2015

Famous First Words: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

Theodor Geisel was adrift at sea in the summer of 1936, a passenger along with his wife, Helen, aboard a Swedish …continue reading →

August 5, 2015

Famous First Words: Revolutionary Road

There is no product on the market in the United States that has been pushed as vigorously and persistently as …continue reading →

July 1, 2015

Famous First Words: Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Adichie managed to write two novels before she graduated from college, and kept one of them. Her initial venture …continue reading →

June 3, 2015

Famous First Words: Strangers on a Train

The year was 1948, and Patricia Highsmith knew that she needed to get away. She was fully entrenched in the …continue reading →

May 6, 2015

Famous First Words: V.

The human animal is typically described as a social creature, and this is accurate, more or less. From an evolutionary …continue reading →

April 1, 2015

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