Daughters, Mothers: Half-Formed and Otherwise


Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing (2014) Reading. Then Not. Simon & Schuster, 2014 Sharp sentences. Jabbing thoughts. Unkindnesses bearing down. Book, set aside. Pause. And here is where the experience of reading A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing may end for many readers. Some, however,

Daughters, Mothers: Half-Formed and Otherwise2014-09-30T18:27:34-05:00

Elizabeth Taylor: A Must-Read-Everything Author


We were introduced in 2001, when an English reading friend recommended her novel Angel to me, which I read in a single day. It immediately seemed like one of those books with which I'd always been familiar. And its author was secured on my Must Read Everything list. Inside my

Elizabeth Taylor: A Must-Read-Everything Author2014-03-15T18:58:18-05:00

Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking (1945)


Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking (1945) Trans. Florence Lamborn Illus. Louis S. Glanzman NY: Viking Press, 1950 My copy of Pippi Longstocking is a bookclub edition, one of several that my mother ordered for me when I was a girl. What sets Pippi (and Rudyard Kipling's Kim) apart in this series, however, is the

Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking (1945)2014-07-11T16:21:00-05:00
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