Adrienne Morris

About me

When not writing about my characters populating Gilded Age Englewood, New Jersey,I herd goats, dream about the 1870’s and try (unsuccessfully) to control my dogs.

From my website

A Brief History of Ultramarine—The World’s Costliest Color

Originally posted on First Night Design: Originally posted in The Paris Review. Full title: The Virgin in PrayerArtist: SassoferratoDate made: 1640-50Copyright © The National Gallery, London Michelangelo couldn’t afford ultramarine. His painting The Entombment, the story goes, was left unfinished as the result of his failure to procure the prized pigment.…

Speaking of Pemmican

Originally posted on Midwest Maize: A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that the Native Americans who lived at the Mitchell site made pemmican as a trade good. If you wondered what pemmican tasted like, there are a lot of videos and books out there that will share with you…

Books to Read

You still have a few more hours till the barbeque, the drinks and the family drama, but you can get your fix right here! WEARY of RUNNNG reviews: “The second installment in The Tenafly Road Series definitely did not disappoint. With the introduction of new characters and the return of…

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