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Struggle for Redemption: I Will Send Rain

Review: I Will Send Rain, by Rae Meadows
Holt, 2016. 253 pp. $26

It’s 1934 in Mulehead, Oklahoma, and the Bell family, having watched their crops and their neighbors’ wither and die in perennial drought, now face another, undreamed-of terror: the dust that destroys whatever the heat and grasshoppers have missed. 779 more words

Reviews And Columns

A Life In Three Pieces

On the face of it, the award-winning film Moonlight fits into that most stalwart of literary genres, the coming-of-age story. Whether it’s Great Expectations, The Outsiders, To Kill A Mockingbird, … 629 more words

Movies & Reviews


ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE by Jane Kirkpatrick, (c) 2000. Here’s a story about Mazy and Jeremy Bacon who are traveling on the Oregon Trail from with Mazy’s mother Elizabeth Mueller and a 15 year old girl named Tipton who is hired on to help Mazy who just broke her arm before leaving on this trip. 71 more words

Coming Of Age Story

WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND by Ellen Marie Wiseman

WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND by Ellen Marie Wiseman, (c) 2014. This trade paperback cost $15.00 by the way. I bought it for a buck at a thrift store. 106 more words

Coming Of Age Story

Going Through The Motions

I have always felt as though I would die young. Just a feeling, an itching, at the back of my mind constantly reminding me that I’m not meant to grow up. 1,133 more words

Short Story