Life on Mars, Again and Again

2017-07-24T15:24:28-05:00

When you've looked up a book title, have you ever been tempted by the other books you've found with the same title as the book for which you were searching? In adding Lori McNulty's debut short story collection to my online TBR list, I discovered several other books with the same

Life on Mars, Again and Again2017-07-24T15:24:28-05:00

November 2016, In My Reading Log

2016-12-01T16:53:02-05:00

In the wake of my IFOA reading list and the literary prizelists of the season, my November reading felt relatively whimsical. Without duedates attached to the majority of my reading, it was a pleasure to slip into volumes which had sat untouched in recent weeks. Each of these three volumes covers,

November 2016, In My Reading Log2016-12-01T16:53:02-05:00

Riel Nason’s All the Things We Leave Behind (2016)

2017-07-24T14:51:11-05:00

The title of her second novel might well have been a discarded option for her debut; Riel Nason is back in familiar territory: the intersection between memory and identity, the line between mysticism and madness, and sibling bonds in a coming-of-age tale. Goose Lane, 2016 Now it is 1977

Riel Nason’s All the Things We Leave Behind (2016)2017-07-24T14:51:11-05:00

Michelle Butler Hallett’s This Marlowe (2016)

2016-06-02T14:26:54-05:00

Christopher Marlowe's story begins and ends with a brawl, in the hands of Michelle Butler Hallett. Goose Lane Editions, 2016 This Marlowe focuses on the final months of the playwright's life, with his death registered as May 30, 1593. His patron, Thomas Walsingham, openly supported his plays and verses,

Michelle Butler Hallett’s This Marlowe (2016)2016-06-02T14:26:54-05:00

Pauline Holdstock’s The Hunter and the Wild Girl (2015)

2015-10-16T11:49:06-05:00

Despite its sedate and unassuming cover, Pauline Holdstock's The Hunter and the Wild Girl begins in a rush. Goose Lane, 2015 "With a shriek of splintering boards, the girl breaks into daylight and stands blinded, panting, sucking air as if it were a great hot soup, her chest

Pauline Holdstock’s The Hunter and the Wild Girl (2015)2015-10-16T11:49:06-05:00
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