Thursday

A new month, a new issue of BookPage. One caught my attention: Winner of the National Book Award by Jincy Willett. The premise sounds good but the cover makes it look like a self-help book. Also, shouldn’t there be rules against entitling you novel something like that? I could write a book and call it “Pulitzer Prize Winner” or “Millions of People Agree, This is the Best Book You’ll Ever Read.” It’s too pompous when taken out of context.

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