A Gentleman in Moscow

p 182 “That sense of loss is exactly what we must anticipate, prepare form and cherish to the last of our days; for it is only our heartbreak that finally refutes all that is ephemeral in love.” Grand hotels. Elegance. Loss and gentle decay. This is an enchantingly melancholic story. This is one which captured…

The Ghost Fields

This summer is the summer of “intellectual” reading. The premier title is, one that I found years ago in a lovely used book store in Charlotte, NC, Gargantua and Pantagruel. Modeling yourself upon the dog, you should be wise to scent, to feel and to prize these fine, full-flavored volumes. You should be fleet in…