A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara’s editor asked her to make changes to A Little Life, specifically to tone down the abuse in the second half of the book and to cut several hundred pages from manuscript.  Ms. Yanagihara refused, according to an article in The Guardian.  Had she taken her editor’s advice, her book would have been better, in my opinion.  Author’s listen to your editors.  Still, A … Continue reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Sunday Salon: Back-to-School Night #26

It was hot this week. People in many parts of the world are right to scoff at Northern California when we complain of temperatures in the 90’s, but that’s hot for us.  And it’s been hot for weeks. And the temperatures in the 90’s were in my classroom. 92 degrees on Wednesday. with the doors and windows open and the fans on. That’s hot. Now … Continue reading Sunday Salon: Back-to-School Night #26