And then, when that time was reached when he was placed in the great past, he went out of the lives of all of the rest of us, who are awaiting our turn. —
John O’Hara, Ten North Frederick
Friday Final Lines | Every Friday, we offer the closing lines of a Penguin Classic to finish up the workweek.
“The delightful, comic ONE PLUS ONE is as likable a book as you will come across this summer, light and funny…sharply drawn characters, genuinely amusing scenarios and a compelling warmth for all of these endearing misfits (even Norman).” —Miami Herald
Allen Lane, Penguin founder/holder, reads.
Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguin
Happy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book
Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!
A perfect rainy day plan.
“Mr. Dean’s book will remind people of why Nixon deserves so unflattering a historical reputation…It should also serve as a renewed cautionary tale about elevating politicians with questionable character to high office…Dean’s resolve to reconstruct this dismal tale of high crimes and misdemeanors is commendable… In addition to creating a definitive historical record of how the Watergate scandal unfolded, “The Nixon Defense” resolves some major unsettled questions.”
—New York Times
Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel has no antecedents … it transcends its influences so thoroughly it creates a form, a language all its own … This is the power of the graphic novel, that it not only tells but also shows us, that by integrating images into the narrative, it draws us into Lena’s experience with the force of memory. — David Ulin, Los Angeles Times