What I am Reading

Sarah Vowell’s The Wordy Shipmates is a look at the Puritan settler’s creation of the City Upon the Hill. She makes a distinction between the Pilgrims of Plymouth, who were technically “separatists,” and the Puritans that later settled Boston who are the subjects of the book. Her writing style is humorous but still informative and I am looking forward to digging into this book. Look for a final review when I am finished.

Completion update: The book stood up to its early promise. Ms. Vowell has a real talent for taking, what could be, very dry source material and using it as a spring board for her great stories. She manages to tie what went down on the ancient shores of New England directly into our own experiences. I will be looking for other books from this author.

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