Judith Freeman's The Long Embrace
Fanatical readers of this blog will recall my earlier mentions of Judith Freeman's new book about Raymond and Cissy Chandler. I bring it up again because a review ran in the San Francisco Chronicle today. A more positive review also appeared in the Los Angeles Times ; check this one quickly before the LA Times pulls it down, as per their practice.
I have two reasons to be especially interested: We routinely read The Big Sleep in my SF State courses, and Freeman gave the Bonnie Cashin Lecture at UCLA Library, now published as "The Real Long Goodbye" (2006). My McWilliams lecture will appear in that same series.