January 2018, In My Bookbag

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In which there is talk of the slim stories which have travelled with me within the city, while bulkier volumes stayed home. Charles Dickens' Bleak House and John Ajvide Lindqvist's Harbor (Translated by Marlaine Delargy) are awkward travelling companions. As are some of the skinnies in my current stack,

January 2018, In My Bookbag 2018-01-25T17:17:13+00:00

David Denchuk’s The Bone Mother (2017)

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Like David Chariandry's Brother, The Bone Mother is preoccupied with the power of storytelling, with the particular significance of telling one's own story. The stories in David Demchuk's book are told simply, in a fable-like tone, with clarity and attention to detail. They are linked, but not in a

David Denchuk’s The Bone Mother (2017) 2017-11-17T17:22:14+00:00

Life on Mars, Again and Again

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

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 Again 2017-07-24T15:24:28+00:00

Intersection: Games and Books

2017-03-06T16:03:33+00:00

The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board and Table Games by Margaret K. Hofer is a sriking showcase of the games in Ellen and Arthur Liman's historic collection of American games. It began with a $6 yard-sale purchase in 1980 and grew to contain more than 500 games

Intersection: Games and Books 2017-03-06T16:03:33+00:00

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers (1959; 1977)

2017-01-25T12:30:24+00:00

When I was a girl, I was too afraid to watch the part of the Disney movie in which Penny is lowered into the darkness in a bucket. If I had actually read the stories on my bookshelf, I would have had great sympathy for the mice in the Prisoner's

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers (1959; 1977) 2017-01-25T12:30:24+00:00