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Barkskins, by Annie Proulx: Book Review

“All must pay the debt of nature.” Annie Proulx’s work up to now has been many things, some of them seemingly contradictory: terse, blunt, sharp, distant, poignant, violent, humane, and … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf: Book Review

“Who would have thought at this time in our lives that we’d still have something like this. That it turns out we’re not finished with changes and excitements. And not … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins: Book Review

“I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head.” To talk too much about The Girl on the Train is to give away its secrets, so I will … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, by Ian Fleming: Book Review

“Why not make it for always?” You may remember that I nearly broke up with the James Bond series after the misogynist shit show that was The Spy Who Loved Me. … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

LaRose, by Louise Erdrich: Book Review

“Getting blown up happened in an instant; getting put together took the rest of your life.” Louise Erdrich has made a career out of writing novels about Native American people, … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy: Book Review

“Humans haunt more houses than ghosts do.” On the surface it would be easy to read and digest (perhaps even to dismiss) The Turner House as a simple family saga. To … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Party of One: a Memoir in 21 Songs, by Dave Holmes: Book Review

You may remember Dave Holmes as the guy who came in second place in MTV’s first Wannabe a VJ contest to Jesse Camp, but managed to walk away with a … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment
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