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Fuse Books: Edith Wharton’s The Mount Sponsors the First Annual Berkshire Wordfest

July 16, 2010
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With the establishment of Wordfest, a celebration of writing in America with talks, interviews, panels, and book signings, The Mount seems to be coming into its own in ways that make it more alive than ever before. By Roberta Silman When we first built our home in the Berkshires in the early 70s, I remember…

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Book Review: Colette’s “Chéri” and “The End of Chéri” — Tales of Love and Morality

September 19, 2022
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A superb new translation in one volume of the two Chéri novellas, regarded as Colette’s masterwork.

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Book Review: “The Wrong End of the Telescope” — A Stunning Achievement

November 8, 2021
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This is a wonderful novel about a pressing humanitarian subject, Syrian refugees and the people who helped, as well as an exploration of identity and loss and triumph.

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Arts Feature: Recommended Books, 2021

December 28, 2021
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An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics, including some disappointments.

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Documentary Review: PBS’s “Hemingway” — Inside an American Legend

May 9, 2021
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If you love fiction you should devote several hours to watching Hemingway. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have brought a special tenderness to this series, something deeper and more compelling than previous Burns documentaries.

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Book News: “The Old Priest” — A Finalist for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award

April 11, 2014
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Arts Fuse writer Anthony Wallace talks about the latest accolade for his short story collection “The Old Priest” — it was a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award.

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Book Review: ‘Making Toast’

March 26, 2010
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Although the memoir has been called luminous, wise, humble, piercing, and all sorts of other laudatory adjectives, it is, nevertheless, not an easy book to read because you keep wondering how you would manage in this situation. Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt, Ecco Press, 166 pages, $21.00 Reviewed by Roberta Silman At the end of…

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Book Review: “How to Build a Boat” — A Novel That Breaks and Lifts the Heart

March 1, 2024
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This splendid book should be read by every child and adult who is convinced he doesn’t “fit in.”

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Book Review: Elizabeth Warren and Alexander S. Vindman — Gifted with a Moral Compass

September 5, 2021
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The idea of America is elusive and sometimes, like right now, in danger of disappearing. That is why I have found myself turning for comfort to two books that can give us some perspective as to how to move forward.

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Book Appreciation: A.B. Yehoshua’s “Mr. Mani” — A Great Work of Fiction

July 7, 2022
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A.B. Yehoshua was anything but a provincial Israeli writer. He was literary giant whose imaginative gift was so striking and diverse that you never knew what he would do next.

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