Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part Two


After another successful mission, and much celebration, the talented writer Miss Bianca resigns from her public post in the Mouse Prisoners’ Aid Society to devote herself to finishing a book of poetry. The P.A.S. throws a water-picnic to celebrate and there is a brass band and dancing.But, while she

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part Two2018-08-01T15:19:43-05:00

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part One


Although I was too scared to read it as a girl, I’ve read Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers (1959) twice now. Once to celebrate Margery Sharp’s birthday, in an event Jane hosted. And once to reacquaint myself with the characters before completing the series. The first volume opens with a

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part One2018-07-26T15:00:00-05:00

January 2018, In My Bookbag


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 Bookbag2018-01-25T17:17:13-05:00

David Denchuk’s The Bone Mother (2017)


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)2017-11-17T17:22:14-05:00

Life on Mars, Again and Again


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
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