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Review: Kate Clanchy, Meeting the English

Struan Robertson, a 17-year-old Scot experienced beyond his years, has a problem: no one he knows has ever come back from London.

It’s 1989. Struan is encouraged by his Higher English teacher, Mr. 398 more words

Review: Janina Matthewson, Of Things Gone Astray

On a morning in London, Mrs. Featherby loses the front wall of her house. Marcus loses his piano keys. Robert has lost his job: building, coworkers, and all. 311 more words

Get Your TBR List Ready! New Releases for March 2015

Yes, yes, I know. We really don’t need more books to add to our never ending, always growing TBR list, but here are some I am super excited to see show up at the library since my ARC requests have become less and less. 859 more words

Contemporary Fiction

Life in Transition, Blog in Transition

Confession: I am not posting as regularly this year. I am trying to keep up with my pledge to review two books a month, but not doing much in between. 267 more words

Countdown To The Launch... by Abi Elphinstone

In 2014 I used capital letters a lot. Mainly for exciting things like this:

 And this:

And then 2015 came along. Having been joyfully counting down the days to 26th February (when my debut launches), I suddenly got THE FEAR. 754 more words

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Writing as Art: Approaching Twi-Night

Writing as Art digs deeply into the literary, structural, and poetic devices that make writing an art form. The excerpts and short fiction presented are chosen from a list of submissions sent by authors around the world. 1,503 more words

"In a vertigo of silence" by Miriam Polli

Just like a person’s memories are ‘snatches of time’ not in chronological order, so too is “In a vertigo of silence”.  Written as the collective memory of a family, the novel moves back and forth in time to reveal snatches of the lives of three different generations of a Polish immigrant family. 541 more words

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