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Marie's Reading: "The Heavenly Table" by Donald Ray Pollock

The Heavenly Table is set in 1917 in and around a small town in Ohio.  One storyline concerns the Jewett brothers, the other a farmer named Ellsworth Fiddler.  267 more words

Book Reviews

Donald Ray Pollock's 'Heavenly Table' Is Set With Violence and Heart

Donald Ray Pollock doesn’t tell the kind of stories you want to read right before bed. Crimespree magazine said The Heavenly Table, Pollock’s latest novel, was like a collaboration between Sam Peckinpah and Cormac McCarthy “during a weeklong meth binge in a whorehouse.” As a compliment. 964 more words


"The Devil All The Time" by Donald Ray Pollock, or Good Lord, this is a bleak and depressing book ...

I am going to buck the trends, and not join those who love this book.
There is much to like. Pollock’s prose is terrific, at times starkly poetic. 513 more words


Book Review: The Heavenly Table

The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock

Published by Doubleday

This is a multiple perspective story with characters that begin totally independent from one another.  I enjoyed this book and it kept me wanting to come back for more to see which way the plot would turn next.   131 more words

Recent Purchases and Currently Reading

I went to the bookstore this weekend, telling myself I was only there to kill an hour before an appointment, when in all reality I knew I was there to buy a book.   526 more words

I received an advance-read copy of this book from the publisher, Doubleday, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hardcover, 384 pages

Expected publication: July 12th 2016 by Doubleday…

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Published 2016

Episode 127: Spring of Success, Donald Ray Pollock ("Bactine")

This week we’re talking about an unconventional literary success story. Donald Ray Pollock quit his job of 30 years at a paper mill, determined to give writing a go. 180 more words