This is a Black Sparrow Press edition of Women, by Charles Bukowski, published in 1996, two years after his death.
I reckon the library kept this copy fed and clothed for approximately ten years, where it sat on a shelf just long enough to recover from the hangover of the previous borrower before being dragged off again. The taped spine and brittle, battered cover age the book like baby oil and too many summer days spent at Revere Beach, so it looks as if it should be... Read Post
What better way to celebrate National Poetry Month than with an exciting story told in verse? M. T. Anderson's The Serpent Came to Gloucester is just such a story. It's based on a true series of events that took place in Gloucester, Massachusetts - not 40 miles from Somerville - during the summers of 1817 and 1818. Hundreds of people reported seeing a sea serpent playing in the harbor and around the shores of Cape Ann, and the author references some of the many eyewitness accounts in a... Read Post