Meeting in the Booksmith Buyers’ Office to discuss All the Fierce Tethers by Lia Purpura.
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Readers familiar with Lia Purpura’s highly praised essay collections–Increase, On Looking, and Rough Likeness–will know she’s a master of observation, a writer obsessed with the interplay between humans and the things they see. The subject matter of All the Fierce Tethers is wonderfully varied, both low (muskrats, slugs, a stained quilt in a motel room) and lofty (shadows, prayer, the idea of beauty).
Lia Purpura is the author of eight collections of essays, poems, and translations, most recently a collection of poems, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.