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Austen’s Ring, Hemingway’s Endings

July 5, 2012 | by

  • A turquoise ring that once belonged to Jane Austen is on the block at Sotheby’s, accompanied by a note from Eleanor Austen to her daughter.
  • Bookstores with cafés sell more reading material, figures suggest.
  • Two more New York City bookstores, Washington Heights’s Word Up and Harlem’s Hue-Man, face closure. (The latter will continue as an online store.)
  • Poet Simon Armitage crossed the Pennine Way as a modern troubadour, exchanging only verse for food and shelter.
  • A new edition of  A Farewell to Arms will contain Hemingway’s thirty-plus alternate endings.
  • Celebrating Pie Week.

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