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Fun at my Lovely Local Library - and an intriguing new find!

I *do* love my lovely local library though I confess I borrow less than I used to; this is probably because my reading habits are a little erratic, and I don’t like having a time limit on a particular volume.   280 more words

Review: We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates


“Thinking of such things like they’d happened years ago already and not just a few weeks back. For once life begins to accelerate it goes faster and faster.”  403 more words


Everybody's Writing About Death and Dying

Let’s talk about death and dying. Fun, eh?

We are writers. We process life by writing about it. My husband died four years ago yesterday. Throughout his illness, I wrote in my journal about everything that happened. 701 more words

Advice For Writers

Anthony Doerr wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book is a poignant story of a young boy and girl on different sides of World War 2.  113 more words


Eric K. Anderson reviews Jack of Spades

Erik K. Anderson reviews Joyce Carol Oates’s novel Jack of Spades in Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies.

Joyce Carol Oates has considered the issues of authorship and identity at length in both her fiction and nonfiction. 190 more words

Joyce Carol Oates

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” is my all-time favorite short story.


The Pulitzer Winner

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and my Pulitzer Prediction did not even come close.

I did mention the Pulitzer for Fiction winner in my Pulitzer Prediction post, but it was in the section that listed books that were not about… 525 more words