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

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Another new review--

Glimmerglass reviewed at BookLoons here.
"Highly recommended."


  1. BookLoons is a fine book review site with a lot of reader traffic. I used to write for Hilary (the site editor), and her reviewers are all enthusiastic, intelligent, and honest readers -- which can be hard to find in some review sites. I hope the BookLoons rave turns into more Marly-readers.

    1. Oh, I'd forgotten that--they have been very supportive of a number of my books, and I much appreciate them.

      Hope all is going well with you now--I'm down in the Carolina mountains after stays in Norfolk and Greenville (the NC one.) No wifi here!

  2. Enjoy your odyssey. Watch out for the shadowy, troll-like critters that lurk in those mountains. The locals can tell you all about them.

    1. Hah. I am a local, more here than anywhere else. Moved here when I was 13... and heard plenty of stories about the Cherokee little people and more. So my longest life connection to a place is to Cullowhee, and I'm here quite a bit. Though I have been a resident of Cooperstown longer than any other place.


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.