A Trio of Louise Erdrich Novels

2018-11-06T15:18:06-05:00

Talk of The Painted Drum (2005), The Plague of Doves (2008) and Shadow Tag (2010) in under 300 words each, with an eye to finishing a project. The Painted Drum is one of Erdrich’s accessible novels (I also recommend The Last Miracles at Little No Horse and The Master Butchers Singing

A Trio of Louise Erdrich Novels2018-11-06T15:18:06-05:00

Shadow Giller: Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (2012; Trans. Peter McCambridge, 2018)

2018-11-17T16:06:21-05:00

Shadow Giller review contents: In Short, a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail, elaborating on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable (perhaps only interesting for others who have read the book or who have an interest more mechanical aspects of

Shadow Giller: Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (2012; Trans. Peter McCambridge, 2018)2018-11-17T16:06:21-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “One Morning in June” (1952)

2017-07-24T15:01:37-05:00

In another collection, this story is called "One Morning in May", and I wonder if anyone thought about renaming it "The Other Menton". For as surely as the title story takes a young woman's expectations of Paris and examines how they conflict with her real experience of the city, this

Mavis Gallant’s “One Morning in June” (1952)2017-07-24T15:01:37-05:00

Alexi Zentner’s The Lobster Kings (2014)

2014-09-10T19:34:11-05:00

Like his first novel, Touch, The Lobster Kings showcases Alexi Zentner’s penchant for storytelling. Knopf Canada, 2014 Readers who learn that this novel is a retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy "King Lear" might expect the tale to distance readers, with the original story centuries old and memories of stilted

Alexi Zentner’s The Lobster Kings (2014)2014-09-10T19:34:11-05:00

Hilary Scharper’s Perdita (2013)

2014-03-20T20:52:39-05:00

Oh, the trees! If you, like me, grew up with Anne and Emily naming and loving trees in L.M. Montgomery's novels, you will love Hilary Scharper's novel Perdita. Touchstone - Simon & Schuster, 2013 There are many other reasons to respond to this story: a love of history,

Hilary Scharper’s Perdita (2013)2014-03-20T20:52:39-05:00