Emily St. John Mandel

St. John's my middle name. The books go under M.

Jul 22

The prettiest corner of the back terrace. I’ve only been at this for a week and shouldn’t speak too soon, but so far the most difficult thing about container gardening is leaving said garden to go into Manhattan for the day. The fragrance of that tall white lily is extraordinary.

The prettiest corner of the back terrace. I’ve only been at this for a week and shouldn’t speak too soon, but so far the most difficult thing about container gardening is leaving said garden to go into Manhattan for the day. The fragrance of that tall white lily is extraordinary.


“All I know is that I love reading books, and when I write I want my books to be like the books I love: solid, thoughtful, cliché-less, and both mindful of the ugliness of the world and also the beauty of being alive.” David Mitchell (via mttbll)

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Jul 18

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Jun 25
British Columbia: flying over the Strait of Georgia, early afternoon, propeller in sunlight.

British Columbia: flying over the Strait of Georgia, early afternoon, propeller in sunlight.


Jun 23
sunlightcities:

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Breathing City

Data about people and where they are, visualized

sunlightcities:

nevver:

Breathing City

Data about people and where they are, visualized

(via jennirl)


Jun 19
EWR, 5am. I’m not at all sure that I’ve ever arrived at the Air Canada terminal in daylight.

EWR, 5am. I’m not at all sure that I’ve ever arrived at the Air Canada terminal in daylight.


Jun 17
Kirkus gave my new book a starred review. They said: “[T]hink of Cormac McCarthy seesawing with Joan Didion.” But that isn’t actually the easiest thing to picture, so the wonderful Kerry D’Agostino of Curtis Brown in New York has provided this helpful illustration.

Kirkus gave my new book a starred review. They said: “[T]hink of Cormac McCarthy seesawing with Joan Didion.” But that isn’t actually the easiest thing to picture, so the wonderful Kerry D’Agostino of Curtis Brown in New York has provided this helpful illustration.


Jun 13

…Finally, I don’t think it will end well.

I think the beginning of wisdom on Iraq is to really recognize that this is a tragic situation, and to remember that in Shakespeare’s tragedies, there are five acts. I think we’re probably only in Act 3.

And it’s interesting, I can never remember what happens in act 3 of Shakespeare’s plays. But I can remember what happens in Act 4, and Act 5 tends to be very bloody in the tragedies.

Journalist and author Thomas Ricks, a speech at Commonwealth Club of California, August 2007

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