Thursday, October 5, 2017

Throw Back Thursday: Great Reading from My Past

One of my favorite books from my twenties (and still) is Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters.  What better selection for an October throw-back read than tales from the graves, from the people who weren't able or willing to tell their stories while alive.  So, grab a blanket throw and a cup of your favorite warm beverage, then settle in to read some secrets from the cemetery.  

Jacket Description:
In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a book of dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional town called Spoon River, based on the Midwestern towns where he grew up. The shocking scandals and secret tragedies of Spoon River were immediately recognized by readers as authentic. Masters raises the dead “sleeping on the hill” in their village cemetery to tell the truth about their lives, and their testimony topples the American myth of the moral superiority of small-town life. Spoon River, as undeniably corrupt and cruel as the big city, is home to murderers, drunkards, crooked bankers, lechers, bitter wives, abusive husbands, failed dreamers, and a few good souls. The freshness of this masterpiece undiminished, Spoon River Anthology remains a landmark of American literature.

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