worth hearing • from NPR’s Talk of the Nation Henry Louis Gates reexamines Uncle Tom’s Cabin new annotated edition.
blog of note • Today in Letters literary blog has a marvy letter up from Hemingway to Hotchner today featuring the delightful line “No sense to cry over spilt shit. Now THAT’s a t-shirt.
something new • Booklust has a review of the new Oliver Jeffers book The Incredible Book Eating Boy! Yes I already ordered my copy.
super shopping • from the Guardian – A copy of John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath has sold for $47,800 (£24,380), believed to be a world record for a book by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Previously owned by Steinbeck’s sister, Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth and carrying a personalized inscription.
obit of note • Australian author Elizabeth Jolley dies, aged 83