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Review, "An Unnecessary Woman" by Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine’s An Unnecessary Woman was probably my favorite novel of 2014, and so I was thrilled to review it for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It’s a contemplation on loneliness b one who experiences her life and the world around her through literature. 12 more words

Book Revewlets: Girls! Girls! Girls!

The Semplica Girl Diaries,” y’all.

One of the best short stories I’ve ever read. Anywhere. Anyhow.

George Saunders quadruple dog dared “The Gift of the Magi,” plunking it into the suburbs, replacing romantic love with parental love, wringing such pathos out of the ghastliest aspects of late capitalism. 639 more words

The Wimmins

Love & Appearances in Sarah Loudin Thomas' new release, "Until the Harvest"

Until the Harvest, the second full-length novel in the Appalachian Blessings series by Sarah Loudin Thomas, is officially out today!

You can find my full review here… 631 more words


Ten Books Which Feature Characters with Agency

Sometimes I get really tired of reading books where characters don’t have control. Some of the most popular books out there have plots that happen to people. 941 more words


The power of a shower

While at the annual retreat of the Washington Romance Writers chapter of the Romance Writers of America this past weekend, I had a lovely conversation with some equally-lovely writer friends about those moments when inspiration zings you, when ideas come so unexpectedly you have to grab at whatever’s closest to scribble them down before they fly off again. 288 more words


Paired Reading: Refugees and Displaced Persons in Africa

While on holiday in Zambia I read two absolutely breathtaking books. I bought both of these books myself and was not asked to review them, but I feel the need to share them with everyone. 602 more words


Incredible Quotes

Work has been busy, so I find myself working on an unscheduled Top Ten Tuesday post because how can I let the opportunity to wallow in quotes go by? 247 more words