Erika Rummel

About me

Erika Rummel is the author of a dozen non-fiction books (Renaissance history, biography) and two novels, PLAYING NAOMI (2009) and HEAD GAMES (2013). She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in small villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

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#amreading Jenny Offill’s Department of Speculation. Jenny OffillMemories are microscopic. Tiny particles that swarm together and apart.Here are a few swarming memories:I remember the sad doggish smell of my sweater on rainy days.Work seemed preferable to love. It provided a sturdier kind of happiness.The reason you need a home is to…

SHE AIN’T NO COUGAR, BUT SHE’S GOT MONEY.Here’s another 16thcentury story of a May-December affair:A young, good-looking man flirted with an old woman. Her skin was wrinkled, but he kept his eyes on her money and made a grab for it. He sweet-talked the good old woman, and promised her…

OLD MAN. YOUNG WOMAN. THE OLD STORY.May-December marriageThis one is from the 16th century:Once a very old man fell in love with a young woman. He ran after her for a long time. He spruced himself up and said: If you are willing truly to be mine and honour me…

 
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