Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl (2005)

2016-04-22T08:33:57-05:00

Jessamy is eight years old. When readers meet her, she is in a closet. She doesn't mind readers knowing, but she is hesitant to admit it to her mother, who has believed her to be outside. This is but the tip of the iceberg which comprises Jessamy's interior truth, and

Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl (2005)2016-04-22T08:33:57-05:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (4 of 4)

2020-10-20T09:24:17-05:00

Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? House of Anansi, 2015

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (4 of 4)2020-10-20T09:24:17-05:00

Accepting and Adjusting: Americanah and The Blondes

2014-03-23T08:39:29-05:00

In an effort to manage out-of-control stacks of reading, I try to choose disparate stories in the mass of current reads. Slipping Emily Schultz's The Blondes in with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah seemed like a good bet. A fantastic tale of a plague which seems to infect blonde women. Ifemelu

Accepting and Adjusting: Americanah and The Blondes2014-03-23T08:39:29-05:00

Elemental: Will Ferguson’s 419

2014-03-17T16:53:19-05:00

Laura remembers being impatient with her father, when he discovered symbols of the four elements in a shopping mall's design. Water, earth, air and fire: he had spotted representations of all of them. She was carrying too many parcels, frustrated by needing to ask him to help with her burden,

Elemental: Will Ferguson’s 4192014-03-17T16:53:19-05:00

Ken Wiwa’s In the Shadow of a Saint (2000)

2014-03-14T20:02:46-05:00

Ken Wiwa's In the Shadow of a Saint A Son's Journey to Understand His Father's Legacy Random House 2000 - Vintage, 2001. As much as this book is about its author Ken Wiwa, as much as it is about his father Ken Saro-Wiwa, as much as it is about fathers

Ken Wiwa’s In the Shadow of a Saint (2000)2014-03-14T20:02:46-05:00
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