Litstaff Rec: The Oysters of Locmariaquer & Longbourn

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The Oysters of Locmariaquer, by Eleanor Clark Late in Eleanor Clark’s extraordinary book, she tells us the oyster needs the same landscape that a plein air painter does: a certain air, light, chemistry. “The explanation,” she writes, “might be quite simple, not esoteric at all—in some common equation of factors and atmospheres.” Only a writer [….]

LitStack Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker

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Longbourn Jo Baker Alfred A. Knopf Publication Date:  October 8, 2013 ISBN 978-0-385-35123-2 The promotional tagline for Jo Baker’s new historical fiction novel is “Pride and Prejudice is only half the story.”  I would put forward that Pride and Prejudice is merely the polished flooring that this marvelously realized story dances upon. As many Janeites* [….]