Advent Calendar – December 17th

The book treat behind today’s window on the Literary Advent Calendar is chosen by Sarah Jasmon, author of The Summer of Secrets.

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Sarah has chosen The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx.

Sarah says: ‘The Shipping News creates such a real world, though it involves some fairly fantastic elements, and has the most wonderful set of characters. But don’t watch the film: Hollywood airbrushing at its very very worst. ‘

Sarah Jasmon

Sarah Jasmon

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4 thoughts on “Advent Calendar – December 17th

    • Hi Pam – I know what you mean. I’m a big fan of Annie Proulx, but I thought That Old Ace in the Hole was terrible, I mean, really dull. But I thought Accordian Crimes was astonishing and I liked Postcards too & Heart Songs. I also think that Close Range is one of the best collections of short stories I’ve ever read, particularly Brokeback Mountain of course. But I wasn’t so enamoured with her next 2 collections of Wyoming stories. So I find she’s very hit and miss for me personally, though I think she is an extraordinary writer all round. Whatever she writes I will always give it a go, as if it hits the heights of TSN or AC, I’ll be a very happy reader indeed. 🙂

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