Page-turners and other gripping reads

2020-10-01T12:57:47-05:00

What's interesting about each of these novels is that none fits a traditional model in the suspense genre. Shari Lapena's The Couple Next Door is the closest to a conventional thriller. But even her novel spends more time on characterization and atmosphere than many loyal genre readers would tolerate. Nonetheless, she

Page-turners and other gripping reads2020-10-01T12:57:47-05:00

In My Reading Log

2015-06-08T14:39:17-05:00

At the beginning of March, I was determined to keep my nose in a stack of backlisted books. Books like these are the kind that to keep my focus on my own shelves in this reading year. Chad Pelley’s Every Little Thing (2013) “Every day, every hour, really, it was a

In My Reading Log2015-06-08T14:39:17-05:00

Emerging and Established: The Journey Prize Stories 26 and Margaret Atwood

2018-10-19T14:53:24-05:00

Just as the jury enjoyed reading the stories submitted for tthe 2014 Journey Prize, other readers can also value the "exposure to a new generation of writers who are extending the tradition of Canadian short fiction well into the twenty-first century". McClelland & Stewart, 2014. Edited by Steven

Emerging and Established: The Journey Prize Stories 26 and Margaret Atwood2018-10-19T14:53:24-05:00

Telling Father’s Story: A Novel and a Memoir

2017-07-24T15:12:22-05:00

Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed and Maurice Mierau's Detachment: An Adoption Memoir are a perfect pair. Penguin Random House, 2014 And the Mountains Echoed begins with a story, told by a father to his son and his daughter. "Father never felt more present to Abdullah, more vibrant, revealed,

Telling Father’s Story: A Novel and a Memoir2017-07-24T15:12:22-05:00

Candace Savage’s A Geography of Blood (2012)

2014-07-11T16:35:10-05:00

"The 'geography' in question is the Cypress Hills, a broken rise of land that straddles the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, just north of Havre, Montana," the author explains.*  "The country is a complete knockout for anyone who enjoys the romance of the Earth’s history or who is susceptible to the wild, windblown beauty of

Candace Savage’s A Geography of Blood (2012)2014-07-11T16:35:10-05:00
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