Archive for the ‘Booknotes’ Category

Oct. 06 2018

A collection of quirky, elegiac vignettes on Booknotes

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Booknotes | 2 Comments

      Memoirist Marion Winik is about to launch her tenth book. It’s a sequel to her highly successful Glenrock Book of the Dead from ten years ago.        

Sep. 08 2018

Booknotes Out of Step

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    In his memoir, Out of Step, Anthony Moll tells the story of a working-class bisexual boy running off to join the army in the midst of two wars and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era. The book won the Non/Fiction Prize series from The Journal & The Ohio State University Press.         […]

Aug. 04 2018

Catching up with the St. Francis Missal on Booknotes

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Booknotes, Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

      A project lasting almost 18 months is winding down at The Walters Art Museum: the conservation of the St. Francis Missal. I caught up with the head of book and paper conservation, Abigail Quandt, curator of rare books and manuscripts, Lynley Anne Herbert, and postgraduate conservation fellow, Cathie Magee.       […]

Jul. 07 2018

Booknotes revisits the Pratt Library

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          In Part II of the interview with Heidi Daniel, President and CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, a game changing new initiative.  

Jun. 02 2018

Booknotes checks out the Enoch Pratt’s Heidi Daniel

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    In Part I of a two-part interview, Heidi Daniel, the new President of the Enoch Pratt Free Library , talks about her aspirations for the library system going forward.    

May. 05 2018

A Baltimore Treasure on Booknotes

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        Johns Hopkins University Press has just published a comprehensive biography of George A. Lucas and his art collection. It was written by retired attorney and independent art historian, Stanley Mazaroff.  

Apr. 07 2018

An “assured debut” on Booknotes

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  Little, Brown has just published the The Balcony, the debut collection of linked stories by Baltimore writer, Jane Delury. It was a pleasure to talk to her about it for Booknotes.                

Mar. 03 2018

Booknotes investigates a mystery novel set in India

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    It’s 1920s Bombay, and Perveen Mistry becomes one of the first female lawyers in India. Her legal work turns to sleuthing as she tries to work out the mystery behind the three widows of Malabar Hill, who are living in purdah. Sujata Massey – half Indian herself – is the author.     […]

Feb. 03 2018

A new Director for America’s oldest university press

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      The historic Johns Hopkins University Press has a newly appointed  Director, who brings to the position twenty years’ experience with the National Academies Press. Barbara Kline Pope is this month’s guest on Booknotes.        

Jan. 06 2018

Booknotes looks ahead to good reads for 2018

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Booknotes, Host Blogs | No Comments

    In the New Year we can look forward to new books by local writers, and some hidden gems. Here is Ann Berlin from The Ivy Bookshop with some guidelines.     Laura Lipman’s Sunburn Sujata Massey’s Widows of Malabar Dan Fesperman’s Safe Houses Hotel Silence by Audur Ava Olafsdottir    

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