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My Favorite Author: Annie Proulx

 Proulx spent her childhood traipsing outside and reading, especially science fiction and books by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. As an adolescent, she was devoted to William Faulkner, S.J. 266 more words


"The Shipping News" (2001) Movie Review

Quoyle spent all his life with low self esteem and accepted what he was given and did not ask for what he deserved. After his reckless and flaky wife dies from a car crash, and his father and mother die around the same time by murder-suicide, he takes his daughter and moves to Newfoundland with his estranged aunt.   410 more words


The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Goodreads Synopsis

Average Star Rating: 3.81 Stars.

My Rating: 3/5 Stars 

 Genre: Literary Fiction, Canadian Culture, Adult, Classic.

“We face up to awful things because we can’t go around them, or forget them.

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March Reads and Book Haul

I know, it’s a little late to be posting this. March is long gone, right? But better late than never, and it’s always fun to talk about books. 880 more words



Lately I have been thinking about how hard things can be. In my own life: conflict at work, trouble at home, the opacity of romance. The tendency to stare at a bunch of asparagus and be baffled, overwhelmed, by the prospect of putting them together in some kind of meal in which the reedy old rods are made edible. 1,202 more words


Thawing Ice

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. It is another of the novels on the Top 150 list. 147 more words

50BooksIn2016 #4

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. What an extraordinary book. I found it hardgoing at first – bleak, the choppy sentences grated a bit, I found the overload of detail thrown in distracting. 58 more words