November 2020: In My Stacks

2020-11-13T13:25:56-05:00

It’s that time of the year when I take a closer look at 2020’s reading plans and shuffle some of the reading that I was sure I’d have finished by now into the coming year instead. Nothing seems impossible yet, because I still think of December as an incredibly

November 2020: In My Stacks2020-11-13T13:25:56-05:00

Lauren Carter’s Prose and Poetry: A Backwards Glance

2020-10-13T16:58:51-05:00

Here’s the part where I put aside Lauren Carter’s This Has Nothing to Do With You, this passage about Melony Barrett: “I couldn’t have known what would be waiting when I woke up, that I’d spent the night on the rapidly diminishing surface of my childhood, that last patch

Lauren Carter’s Prose and Poetry: A Backwards Glance2020-10-13T16:58:51-05:00

Something for Every Summer Reading Mood (including the new Katrina Onstad)

2020-07-09T13:59:58-05:00

I’m even more likely to pick up dark and disturbing stories when the sun is beating down. This stems to my “discovery” of Stephen King in a teenaged summer, beginning with Night Shift and Skeleton Crew. There I was: lying on my back in the grass behind the rented

Something for Every Summer Reading Mood (including the new Katrina Onstad)2020-07-09T13:59:58-05:00

Shadow Giller: Alix Ohlin’s Dual Citizens (2019)

2019-10-22T14:45:47-05:00

Readers of Alix Ohlin’s fiction will not be surprised to find an introspective narrator in her second novel (following Inside, which was also longlisted for the Giller Prize). But what’s remarkable about Dual Citizens is how simultaneously intimate and distanced the narrative is. Readers feel like they are privy

Shadow Giller: Alix Ohlin’s Dual Citizens (2019)2019-10-22T14:45:47-05:00

Shadow Giller: Ian Williams’ Reproduction (2019)

2019-10-21T13:49:25-05:00

Ian Williams landed in my stack with his longlisting for the ReLit Award in 2011. This is why I read prizelists: they encourage me to read in different directions, when left to my own devices, I sometimes plod along, in familiar reading territory, simply out of habit. The title

Shadow Giller: Ian Williams’ Reproduction (2019)2019-10-21T13:49:25-05:00
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