Postcards tagged: Literary Excerpts
To celebrate her new novel, author and Fathom contributor Courtney Maum takes us on a walking tour of the story's Parisian haunts.
The meal you'll never forget? I had a deal with the brothers who ran Pasta e Basta in Alassio. I would order the running shoes they couldn't get in Italy in exchange for gnocchi with gorgonzola.
"In the beginning, God created the Azzurri and the Earth. Or at least that’s how Papà used to start the story." An excerpt from Brigid Pasulka's new novel.
AFGHANISTAN – Al-Qaeda was looking for soft targets, easy prey traveling in soft skin (that is, unarmored vehicles). That was us.
When you can't find words for what you're trying to say in any language, you need to look for it in German. A new book by Ben Schott.
COPENHAGEN – If you want to get to know Denmark and the Danish — and right now everyone does — then we have to start with the basics.
"Why should I spend time and money on things and places I'm not interested in when so many overlooked experiences beckon?" An excerpt from Matt Gross's The Turk Who Loved Apples.
The steer ran awkwardly and the bull caught him, hooked him lightly in the flank, and then turned away and looked up at the crowd on the walls, his crest of muscle rising.
BEIRUT — I'm starting to feel like I own the city again. I'm memorizing it physically, learning the routes. Route/routine. It hits me that this is what a routine is — a kind of route.
BURGUNDY – One-handed cheese service can be a challenge when a stationary cheese board is on the table. The ability to pirouette amid a boisterous Burgundy-fueled throng struck me as a miracle.