Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Last Lines

Back in February I wrote a post titled First Lines, then in April I followed it up with More First Lines. This evening as I finished reading Shirley by Charlotte Brontë I started to think about how some novels end. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Original Tom Sawyer?

Last month I read an interesting book about the early days of San Francisco and a firefighter with an interesting name. Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer–and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San … Continue reading

Posted in Books, California | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments