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To The Bright End of the World by Eowyn Ivey

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey is a bleak tale of love and exploration in the Alaskan wilderness. This is Ivey’s second book, the first the highly acclaimed and deservedly so, The Snow Child. 723 more words

Book Reviews

Pearls and Gravel

I’m working as a telephone operator at the Stouffer Madison Hotel downtown and mom, as usual, watches Michael while I work. Things have been fairly peaceful lately and I’m sure it’s in part due to the fact that we’ve moved into a small rental house. 3,083 more words

The Hollars - a Sundance Film

I don’t normally recommend movies for New Title Tuesday, but I feel the need to plug for The Hollars a touching Sundance film starring The Office… 447 more words

New Title Tuesday

About "The Hierarchy of Weeds"

Four years of loss. The Chinese fear the number four. Some even refuse to live in a house with the number four in its address. From 2008 to 2012 I endured a series of painful events, events that forced me to look at myself and my life with new eyes. 308 more words


Book Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

The Roanoke Girls
Amy Engel
Crown Publishers, March 2017
ISBN 978-1-101-90666-8

From the publisher—

“Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.” 496 more words

Full Reviews

Mirror, Mirror See Me Fall

(excerpt from The Hierarchy of Weeds)

Purslane resumed her routines and fought hard not to write. Every time she felt an inclination to put down a sentence or if a chapter title came to her she mentally stomped it to death. 3,319 more words


The Joseph Series: Sometimes It Gets Bad

There was disdain that the brothers had built toward Joseph; legitimately it could be called hatred. Joseph was his father’s favourite and his brother’s bane. When Joseph was sent to check on his brothers, and they spotted him coming a long way off, they plotted to kill him. 374 more words