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The book is a companion to the website of the same name which is a complete survey of the architecture of the town and the history told thru the buildings. It will feature 600 properties of note and the library site say’s it best! Thanks so much, we think there will be much interest, and…

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This just in: the new memoir from Board member Bob Begiebing. Congrats, Bob. Get your copy at Amazon. Neither celebrity-gawk, “misery memoir,” nor confessional melodrama, A Berkshire Boyhood is more reminiscent of such memoirs as Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life and Emily Fox Gordon’s Are You Happy? In fact, A Berkshire Boyhood will strike readers…

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A Moveable Beast

A Moveable Beast The Society’s own Barry Leeds has penned a new memoir, A Movable Beast, containing chapters on Norman Mailer and Norris Church Mailer. From the cover: Poignant, funny, tragic, steamy, Barry Leeds’ A MOVEABLE BEAST is his most personal book to date, and shows that he himself, shaped by literature and life experiences, is…

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On the heels of a very favorable review of the book in The New York Times, by Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter, who anointed it as “a glorious biography,” the USF community enjoyed a rare opportunity to meet Lennon. The author was hosted by the USF Department of English for a discussion and book-signing yesterday in the Marshall Student…

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As America’s foremost public intellectual, Norman Mailer was a ubiquitous presence in our national life—on the airwaves and in print—for more than sixty years. With his supple mind and pugnacious persona, he engaged society more than any other writer of his generation. The trademark Mailer swagger is very much in evidence in these pages as…