Friday, April 04, 2008

A personal touch

I recently ordered several books from David R. Godine and, not long after, received a letterpress post card with a brief handwritten note of thanks from Mr. Godine himself. The first book that I ever ordered from Godine was String Too Short to Be Saved, by Donald Hall, which I have given as a present to many people, all of whom profess to love it and most of whom buy copies to give to others. Here's a Google preview. Anyone who has spent time with older people born in the nineteenth century or on an old-fashioned non-specialized farm or who just enjoys reading a good piece well told loves this book.


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