21 March 2008

Lois Lowry

The recent release of Lois Lowry's new book, The Willoughbys, is no doubt the inspiration for a couple of interesting pieces about her in the Washington Post. One she penned herself, describing how a penchant for fibs (some well-intentioned, some indulgent) showed a mind inclined towards narrative. The other is a profile, with an opening line that sets the reader up to understand that she is a woman who has overcome odds to create her canon. I didn't need that to appreciate what she has gifted to children's literature. Her books speak for themselves. I'm looking forward to reading the lastest one.

Oh yes--I'm back from Mexico! Allow me to make a plug for the Royal Solaris Cancun, the resort at which we stayed. If you're looking for an all-inclusive resort, clean and well-organized, kid-friendly and adult-accomodating, then you will do well to go here.

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