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Fourth of July Creek

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

A man with two last names better be a tough writer, and Smith Henderson doesn’t disappoint. In fact, his debut novel Fourth of July Creek resembles some of American Lit’s toughest writers, namely...

Redeployment by Phil Klay

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

When reading REDEPLOYMENT, an acclaimed debut story collection from Iraq veteran Phil Klay, I knew to expect a harrowing and intimate glimpse at the human cost of America’s recent engagements in the...

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Give yourself a few hours when you start this one; I couldn’t tear myself away until I had read it all in one sitting. Chast’s comic memoir (and I mean “comic” as in “funny” and as in “composed of...

Under This Beautiful Dome by Terry Mutchler

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In a heartbreaking new memoir, UNDER THIS BEAUTIFUL DOME, former AP journalist, Terry Mutchler, recounts the story of her closeted marriage to Illinois Democratic Senator Penny Severns, mentor to...

Between Friends by Amos Oz

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

The Gentle Barn

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014

THE GENTLE BARN, Ellie Laks' memoir, is in part a story of overcoming a difficult childhood through her positive relationship to animals. As an adult, she felt called to rescue animals she found in...

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014

A crackling, marvelous voice in young adult fiction appears in Katherine Rundell's book CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS. The wilds of Africa seem made for young Wilhelmina who roams her widowed father...

Does Santa Exist: A Philosophical Investigation

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014

Here's a terrific gift for the philosopher in your life. Executive producer and writer for THE BIG BANG THEORY and THE LATE SHOW, Eric Kaplan explores the ultimate questions of how we mere mortals...

Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Otherwise known as Julie Andrews the singer, Julie Andrews Edwards is also a terrific writer. When I was a pre-teen, I read this book about Mandy, a plucky ten-year-old who discovers a "home...

What There Is to Say We Have Said

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

STAFF REVIEW: I loved WHAT THERE IS TO SAY WE HAVE SAID, a collection of letters between Southern novelist Eudora Welty and her editor William Maxwell. The two had honed the art of letter writing to...

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