father and mother
Three copies, 154 pages each. Do not fail me now, wee Canon Multipass, for I must print my novellasa form which (I was told yesterday by the agent) is completely unpublishable given the current state of the industry, particularly from a first-time author.
My shopping cart at the HyVee this morning included a couple of candles and a single iris wrapped in the gratuitous Valentine's paper that their floral department is using right now. "Looks like you got something special planned," the guy bagging the groceries said, and gave me a sly grin. "Ha ha," I answered cheerfully, unable to tell him that they were for the meditation altar.
The composer Allen Shawn (Jamaica Kincaid's husband) has written a new biography of Schoenberg that looks absolutely kickass. Some of the treatises on the major works might be of interest only to music geeks, but you know.
And of interest only to hardcore music geeks: a detailed breakdown of Radiohead's guitar equipment. Current through the end of the OK Computer tour, looks like.