The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

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March 16, 2019

Anticipation: fiction edition



{September}

I would look forward to anything from this writer, but:
The Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. They speak a secret “twin” tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn, instead, to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war, absurdly but passionately, over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition.
Is it September yet?

3 comments:

JoAnn said...

I've enjoyed her books and this sounds like another winner! Thanks for letting me know :)

Vintage Reading said...

I liked a novel of hers - can't remember what it was called - but it was a modern update of Sense and Sensibility. Very good.

Audrey said...

The Three Weissmans of Westport! One of my favorites, although she's always good.

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