Late Night Library

Famous First Words: Leaf Storm

The town of Macondo was founded near the northern coast of Colombia, a Caribbean region community whose inhabitants remained almost …continue reading →

March 4, 2015

Famous First Words: The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo

Throughout most of the 1960s, Judy Blume was known to those in her life as a homemaker. “I wanted to …continue reading →

February 4, 2015

Famous First Words: Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930, and he grew up reading the same version of Africa that was …continue reading →

January 7, 2015

Famous First Words: Player Piano

Strolling past a crew at work on the construction of a milling machine that was designed to cut rotor blades …continue reading →

December 17, 2014

Famous First Words: Postcards

An honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work. Supper for a song. Canoe for a story. It’s all relative, …continue reading →

November 12, 2014

Famous First Words: Hear the Wind Sing

Haruki Murakami would very much like it if you kept your distance. It’s nothing personal. He doesn’t resent your interest; …continue reading →

October 15, 2014

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