Tag: Books Read

An Empire of Wealth. John Steele Gordon

Empire of Wealth cover

… much to admire about the book; nonetheless, the antagonism to the Glass-Steagall Act was striking in revealing Gordon’s short-sightedness to the coming financial crisis, with banks taking massive risks with depositors money that the government, not banks, had to guarantee.

Magazines and Anthologies with Short Stories

I noticed the other day when I posted a snapshot of ‘Buffalo Girls’ that it was the first novel I’d read in 4 months. After I finished scolding myself, I recalled that I’d taken a short story appreciation class in Aug and Sep and had continued on in that vein for awhile.

Story or Essay

Diem Perdidi by Julie Otsuka

It’s a good example of the difference to a reader between a story and an essay. Ms. Otsuka could have described the mother in either style.