Walter Mosley and Promises to Keep

I have been reading Walter Mosley for years and he is a wonderful writer.  His books, ranging from the Easy Rawlings and Leonid McGill mysteries to his  wide-ranging novels to his clear and enlightening nonfiction, thrill my brain, warm my heart, and burrow deep in my memory, riches to feast upon when recalled and enjoyed … Continue reading Walter Mosley and Promises to Keep

Do Politicians Have Souls? Do They Read Books?

When asked by Steve Berntson, a farmer from Paulina, Iowa, to discuss books that had shaped his life, Rick Perry turned the question back to the economy and failed to name even a single book that influenced him, or cheered him, or inspired him. (New York Times, “After Rocky Start, More Study, and Sleep, for … Continue reading Do Politicians Have Souls? Do They Read Books?