Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife (1998)


Maybe it was because I read this one immediately following Tales of Burning Love, so I was more completely immersed in Erdrich-ness than I have been, yet, in this reading project. Or, maybe its more prominent air of mysticism charmed me from the first whiff. Either way, I loved

Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife (1998)2018-09-14T19:18:41-05:00

Trevor Ferguson’s The River Burns (2014)


You'd think that the heart of the story in The River Burns is the covered bridge. The cover. The marketing. And the Author's Note which launches the novel refers to the actual Wakefield Bridge fire. "Historical events inspired the novel's genesis; skeletal aspects are mirrored here; yet the gentle shifts to time

Trevor Ferguson’s The River Burns (2014)2017-07-24T14:34:05-05:00

“Rich as Stink” Alice Munro


In "Save the Reaper" and "The Children Stay" readers are directed to wonder what young children remember of their parents' shenanigans, but in this story readers inhabit Karin's perspective. Karin is certainly old enough to actively observe and contemplate the events unfolding around her (although from a girl's perspective, so

“Rich as Stink” Alice Munro2014-07-11T16:57:30-05:00
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