The Who2 Blog October 2009
The tricky devil.
On this day in 1872 Emily Post was born. Post set etiquette standards for Americans for most of the 20th century by adapting high society rules of behavior for a wider class of people -- but class was still the operative word. Women were "ladies" and men were "gentlemen," and her books on etiquette still presumed a level of education and sophistication associated with higher incomes and bigger cities.Read More »
"She's a master."
Anyone writing a Native American mystery has to wrassle with the presence of the genre's 500-pound gorilla: the late Tony Hillerman. Margaret Coel dispatches the issue with a Hillerman blurb right on the front cover of her new novel, The Silent Spirit. (Could that be Hillerman's Last Blurb? He died last October.)