Between the Lines: Mary Laura Philpott

Mary Laura Philpott is a Davidson College graduate, indie bookstore guru (she works at Anne Patchett’s bookstore, Parnassus!), and deeply talented writer.

Her debut essay collection, I Miss You When I Blink, features a charming, quirky, self-conscious, introspective, and hilarious narrator, who grapples with the complexities of everyday mothering, working, spousing, neighboring, friending, and simply living.

Put this book on your bedside table. Then give a copy to everyone you respect, admire, or simply like enough to share your ice cream with. But first, enjoy this interview.

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Writer John Gimlette Has Much to Offer Armchair Travelers

Armchair travelers have a lot to see in the books of John Gimlette. A British barrister based in London, Gimlette has produced a handful of excellent travel books concerning some of the most unexpected places in the world. His skill and meticulous research reveal how absolutely fascinating these infrequently traveled locales turn out to be.

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