'The Flowering of New England'
The Globe's excellent 100 Top New England books
has prompted me to update my own less ambitious Boston Reading List
. I've finally gone out and purchased Van Wyck Brooks's The Flowering of New England
(not on the Globe list as far as I could quickly tell) and Cleveland Amory's The Proper Bostonians
. ... By coincidence, I just recently reread Michael Patrick MacDonald's All Souls
, a book I've previously read in fits and starts, thus leaving me with that odd feeling I had never really read it. It's going up soon on Hub Blog's coveted list. I'm sure MacDonald will be thrilled by the high literary honor. ... Dan
has more on local books. BTW: I have absolutely no problem with 'Moby Dick' and 'Make Way for Ducklings' at the top of the New England literary heap. How could you argue against them?