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  • Patricia Wright

    Patricia Wright
    Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79.
  • Get on with it

    P.G. Wodehouse's advice on novel writing in his Paris Review interview has useful applications for journalism: "Always get to the dialogue as soon as possible. I always feel the thing to go for is speed. Nothing puts the reader off more than a great...

    Telling evidence

    Pray consider this sentence from one of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe murder mysteries: "Everyone has something they don't want anyone to see; that is one of the functions of a home, to provide a spot to keep such things."  I offer it not as a response to...

    'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P' chronicles the life of a serial dater

    'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P' chronicles the life of a serial dater
    With courage and determination and more than a little bit of moxie, Adelle Waldman set out to crack the code. For her debut novel, a modern-day comedy of manners called "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P," the Baltimore-raised author decided to explore...

    Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness

    Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness
    This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself. Thanks, at least in...