Anne Simpson’s Speechless (2020)

2020-10-19T11:04:37-05:00

Best known as a poet, Anne Simpson has also published two novels prior to Speechless: her debut, Canterbury Beach (2001), and her follow-up, Falling (2008). This new book shifts to an overtly global focus and beckons to a broader readership. “A Hausa girl in Paiko, Niger State – Thomas

Anne Simpson’s Speechless (2020)2020-10-19T11:04:37-05:00

Here and Elsewhere: Rome

2020-10-06T10:38:30-05:00

Ironically, I requested Italo Calvino’s Mr. Palomar (1983; translated by William Weaver, 1985) with Kyoto in mind, for the scene at the “garden of rocks and sand of the Ryoanji”: “The rectangular enclosure of colorless sand is flanked on three sides by walls surmounted by tiles, beyond which

Here and Elsewhere: Rome2020-10-06T10:38:30-05:00

Kate Taylor’s Serial Monogamy (2016)

2017-07-24T15:22:51-05:00

"My books aren’t romances per se; they don’t even necessarily feature happy endings any more, they just conclude with hopeful moments that allow the reader to decide whether widows have the strength to go on or divorced dads find love for a second time." And there is nothing romantic about the

Kate Taylor’s Serial Monogamy (2016)2017-07-24T15:22:51-05:00

Maisie Hurley and “The Native Voice”

2016-07-31T12:30:26-05:00

One woman, one newspaper: The Native Voice is a story with relevance far beyond any existing borders, as well as a work of importance for local historians in what is now called British Columbia, Canada. Caitlin Press, 2016 Eric Jamieson's book is of fundamental interest to any reader

Maisie Hurley and “The Native Voice”2016-07-31T12:30:26-05:00
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