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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Author: Victor Hugo
Grade(s): 7; 8

Feared and hated by all, Quasimodo is looked after by Dom Claude Frollo, a stern, cold priest who ignores the poor hunchback in the face of his frequent public torture. 43 more words

7th Grade

Jepp Who Defied the Stars

Jepp Who Defied the Stars
Author: Katherine Marsh
Grade(s): 7; 8

Jeep left his countryside home on the empty promise of a stranger, only to become a captive in a luxurious prison: Coudenberg Palace, the royal court of the Spanish Infanta. 119 more words

7th Grade

Book Review: Pedigree by Georges Simenon (Trans by Robert Baldick)

Joycean novel recreates Simenon’s childhood.

Intended as the first volume of a trilogy, Pedigree stands apart from the rest of Simenon’s output. Borne out of a long-standing ambition to write an extraordinary novel and a response to a personal crisis, the prolific author’s magnum opus is a fictive redrafting of a memoir that has yet to be translated into English. 691 more words

Georges Simenon

Coitus Interruptus: 2013 Best European Fiction

So I found the 2013 Best European Fiction, edited by Aleksandar Hemon (ISBN: 978-1-56478-792-7) at the library. I thought it would be a good read. 479 more words

Writing

Per Olov Enquist, The Wandering Pine - TLS

“If only you could have understood, just once, how everything joined up.” Time and again, Per Olov Enquist addresses himself with this lament in the pages of his autobiographical novel, … 964 more words

REVIEWS

Short Story Round-Up

These are some of the short stories I’ve found and loved as I wandered round the net this month. There’s so much good stuff out there! 226 more words

Short Stories