Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
A Tender Story of a Darling Mother and Her Beloved Son
Off the Shelf
By William Norwich
| Friday, May 06, 2016
After a long illness, my mother died when I was twenty. When
your mother dies when you are young, every day is Mother’s Day. When someone
hurts your feelings, you think of how she’d comfort you, if she were here.
You fall in love, you fall out of love, you marry, you have children, you get
a promotion, you are laid off, and you think of her. Unless you can’t forgive
her for leaving too soon, you will idealize her love and kindness for all
time to come. READ