Taking a Thanksgiving break from posting what was happening in the literary world 100 years ago, today we would like to wish all our “Such Friends” a Happy Thanksgiving!
In the U. S.—and for some reason, also in the U. K. (Why?!)—tomorrow is known as Black Friday.
Forget it. Stay home and watch the USA beat the England team in the first round of the World Cup (2 pm EST on Fox).
USA v England, World Cup 2022
Instead, go out Saturday to your local shops and celebrate Small Business Saturday.
If you are lucky enough to live anywhere near the wonderful neighborhood of Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, PA, stop by the new location of Riverstone Books on Forbes Avenue and pick up your signed copy of “Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s. Volumes I through III, covering 1920 to 1922, are all there.
“Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s, Volume III—1922
What? You asked at your local bookstore and they didn’t have them?! Well, you march right back in there and tell them to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will be happy to deliver. No supply chain issues here.
Everybody is reading “Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s
So you want to make your holiday purchases at a small business, but you’re stumped as to what to get for those bookish friends of yours? You know who their favorite authors are, but you don’t know which books they’ve already read.
They haven’t read this! “Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s makes the perfect present for friends and family with a literary inclination. The dip-in-and-out format, designed by Lisa Thomson, makes it easy to digest the year in small bursts, or read straight through from January through December.
Sample page layout from Volume III
My original offer still holds—if you live anywhere on a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus line, I will personally deliver your signed copy.
We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season, and we are looking forward to 1923…Ooops! 2023…
Early next year I will be talking about the centenary of the publication of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, and the literary 1920s in Paris and New York City in the Osher program at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Manager as Muse, about Scribner’s editor Maxwell Perkins’ relationships with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, is available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both print and e-book versions. I would be happy to supply this book to your local bookstore as well.
If you want to walk with me through Bloomsbury, you can download my audio walking tour, “Such Friends”: Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group.