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The Power of Words | Book Review

The Power of Words | Book Review

Being Lolita by Alisson Wood ISBN: 9781250217219 Flatiron Books, Aug. 4, 2020 304 Pages, $26.99 Warnings for: emotional abuse, sexual abuse, abusive relationships This past fall, I read Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita for the second time. Both times I’ve read it—both times...
The Big Door Prize | Book Review

The Big Door Prize | Book Review

The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh ISBN: 9780735218482 G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Sep. 8, 2020 384 Pages, $27.00 My first conversation with M.O. Walsh happened on the phone in 2017, me traveling in Uruguay, he working in New Orleans. The call dropped with a crazy...
Return to Tims Creek | Book Review

Return to Tims Creek | Book Review

If I Had Two Wings: Stories by Randall Kenan ISBN: 1324005467 Norton, Aug 4, 2020 224 Pages, $25.95 Like James Baldwin, Randall Kenan’s contribution to the world of letters is enhanced by the ways that his fiction and nonfiction come into rich dialogue with each...
Together, We Face the Future | Book Review

Together, We Face the Future | Book Review

In the Way of All Flesh by Caitlin Donovan ISBN: 9781619294219e Regal Crest Enterprises, September 1, 2019 Paperback, 212 Pages, $17.95 or eBook, $9.99 Warnings for: Spoilers, Suicidal Ideation, Attempted Suicide, Child Death, Child Abuse One of the first things...
Joy of the Ordinary | Book Review

Joy of the Ordinary | Book Review

One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder by Brian Doyle ISBN: 9780316492874 Little, Brown and Company, Dec 3, 2019 272 Pages, $13.99   The review I read of One Long River of Song by Brian Doyle was more of a notice in my mind than a review, but it was enough for...
Finding Lost Things | Book Review

Finding Lost Things | Book Review

Lost Girls: short stories by Ellen Birkett Morris ISBN: 978-1952816017 TouchPoint Press, June 24, 2020 140 Pages, $13.99   Lost Girls is the debut story collection from Louisville, Kentucky-based, award-winning author, Ellen Birkett Morris. She is the winner of...