Sunday, August 27, 2006

Edward P. Jones's New Book

I was happily surprised to open today’s Washington Post Book World and see that the cover review was of Edward P. Jones’s new collection of short stories, “All Aunt Hagar’s Children.” There was another glowing review in today’s New York Times Book Review.

I had an earlier post (see July archive) about a 1992 collection of Jones’s stories (“Lost in the City”) and how so many of them were set in Shaw during the period between 1940-1975. The title story of the new book, which was published in the New Yorker a couple of years ago, initially caught my attention because it refers to a store that used to stand at 5th and O.

I’m delighted to see that this wonderful writer (and Washingtonian) is getting the attention and critical acclaim that he deserves.


At 9/07/2006 8:46 AM, Blogger si said...

express did a glowing spot on him today. he will be at politics & prose this evening 7pm, 5015 CT ave NW


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