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“This late age of the world's experience had bred in them all, all men and women, a well of tears. Tears and sorrows; courage and endurance; a perfectly upright and stoical bearing.”
– Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
If you’re a fan of thoughtful, introspective folk music, like Nick Drake or Joni Mitchell, you definitely should be listening to English singer-songwriter Laura Marling.
I have to say, it was nearly impossible to compile this list of "essential" books because I have so many favorites it so many different categories. So, I've narrowed my list down to just short stories, in no particular order. I hope you enjoy and give them a chance!
Rock Springs by Richard Ford
What is poetry? Is it possible to define a literary form that is so varied in its expression?
As a huge fan of pop music on the depressive end of the spectrum, nothing quite piques my interest like the words “break up album.” This year already seems like a stellar year for the genre, featuring promising entries from the likes of Ryan Adams and the Dirty Projectors. Allison Crutchfield solo debut,
‘My Essential Books’ is a new feature on the FRVPLD blog, where we talk up our favorite books in the hope that you may give them a chance, or at least appreciate our passion for the titles that have made us who we are.