Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Making a list, checking it twice

Snitched from twitter: reviewer Tomcat's list of his favorite books of 2013, in no particular order--and yet I like the order very well. He reviewed the book here:

And now I must go off to sing and read and serve, and so I wish you a wonderful Christmas Eve and Day, however you spend the time.


  1. Top o' the list again, of course!

    Happy Christmas to you and your family, Marly!

  2. And the same to you, Marja-Leena! So glad we became e-friends...

  3. Merry Christmas! Now, I'm "off the air" for the day. May you have a wonderful, blessed family day.


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.