Malcolm Sutton’s Job Shadowing (2016)


If it's true, that “new thoughts only happen at the edge of what we already know”, then Malcolm Sutton's Job Shadowing has provided me with plenty of new thoughts. Book Thug, 2016 Job Shadowing is a novel which pools at the edges of the shape that I recognize as fiction. It would be

Malcolm Sutton’s Job Shadowing (2016)2016-07-08T11:34:53-05:00

Joni Murphy’s Double Teenage (2016)


Celine and Julie are negotating the borders of girlhood, wandering back and forth across dotted lines and territories both more and less available to them as the years pass. They trade L.M. Montgomery's girlhood classics for "Law and Order" and Our Bodies, Ourselves, while readers follow in their footsteps in narratives which alternately

Joni Murphy’s Double Teenage (2016)2016-06-16T19:23:24-05:00

Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl (2005)


Jessamy is eight years old. When readers meet her, she is in a closet. She doesn't mind readers knowing, but she is hesitant to admit it to her mother, who has believed her to be outside. This is but the tip of the iceberg which comprises Jessamy's interior truth, and

Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl (2005)2016-04-22T08:33:57-05:00

MRE Authors: Penelope Lively and Toni Morrison


Because I love making reading lists almost as much as I love reading the books that I add to them, I have big plans for my MustReadEverything Reading Projects, but then there are dozens of other books that I also want to read. This year so far, I have reread seven

MRE Authors: Penelope Lively and Toni Morrison2020-10-01T12:47:18-05:00

A Voice of One’s Own: Jon Chan Simpson and Marion Milner


Jon Chan Simpson invites readers into a world of "abductions, gunshots, commando dads, street-poet moms", a world populated by gangs and kidnapping conspiracies. "‘This thing - chinksta.’ She stumbled over the word, at first but pulled herself through it. ‘You’re worried this is all you got,’ she said. 'This is

A Voice of One’s Own: Jon Chan Simpson and Marion Milner2015-09-16T11:00:34-05:00
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