Cultivating Curiosity: Bruccoli & Fitzgerald

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I once held F. Scott Fitzgerald’s battered leather briefcase in my trembling hands. “Most libraries are showrooms. This place is a mess. This is my workroom,” said Dr. Matthew J. Bruccoli. It was the spring of 2005 and the preeminent F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar and collector was giving me a guided tour at the University of South [Read More...]

The Yankee Lady & Her Hang-dog fella

This is an all-points bulletin. If you see this vehicle, please steer clear of it. There are dangerous Yankees inside. A male, about 6′ 2″, 185 lbs. glasses, graying, balding hair. Last seen wearing a gaudy yellow-print shirt made to match bad throw pillows and dry-cleaned Dockers. He has a distinctive hang-dog look, no doubt [Read More...]

Q&A with Billy Coffey

  Before he became a novelist, Billy Coffey was a blogger. Before that he was a ballplayer. There are glimpses of Billy in Peter Boyd, the main character in Coffey’s debut novel — Snow Day.  Peter Boyd has a wife, two kids, a mortgage, and a car payment. Fortunately for him he also has a job. But [Read More...]


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