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Some Months Are Less Exciting: June 2015 Round Up + Library Book Sale Haul

It is July and July is so summer that I am not even going to apologize that this post is late. I’m just going to be chill about it. 530 more words

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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout - Book + Miniseries review

I recently read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, mainly because I was intrigued by the HBO miniseries that recently aired. I generally don’t allow myself to watch adaptations of books without reading the books first. 772 more words

Book Review

Guest blogger Susan Jane Gilman: “What am I reading? Don’t ask. I can't tell you.”


To celebrate the publication today of the paperback edition of Susan Jane Gilman’s debut novel, The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, I am reprising her guest post from June 17, 2014. 992 more words

Authors As Guest Bloggers

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Simplicity @ its Best!

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As a writer, the most sought-after praise I would want is for my work to be called ‘clever’ – and… 75 more words

Fictional Characters

“And then as the little plane climbed higher and Olive saw spread out below them fields of bright and tender green in this morning sun, farther out the coastline, the ocean shiny and almost flat, tiny white wakes behind a few lobster boats–then Olive felt something she had not expected to feel again: a sudden surging greediness for life.

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Strout, Buddha, and Finding My Inner Zen

While visiting home for Mother’s Day, my father gave me a Buddha Board. Simplistic and sleek in design, this slanted piece of grey material rests upon a tiny well of water- a trough for the Buddha Boarder’s paintbrush to dip into. 482 more words


The Providence Journal Raves Raves About "Providence Noir"

Here’s what The Providence Journal says about Providence Noir, the latest in a series of award-winning anthologies from Akashic Press.  Each book in the series is filled with dark stories about different cities around the world. 146 more words