Indigenous Tales: A Pulitzer


He was the first native American novelist to focus on the plights of the contemporary Native American. The supporting materials in the back of the paperback edition of N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn (1966) do a fine job of explaining the unique importance of the work culturally, within the broader

Indigenous Tales: A Pulitzer2017-07-25T11:31:37-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Spring 2014


In collection reading, since Quarterly Stories: Winter 2013 I've read Susie Moloney's Things Withered, the latest installment of the Alice Munro reading project, B.J. Novak's One More Thing, and the most recent volume of Journey Prize stories.  But mostly I've been dipping into single stories in recent months. Partly this was inspired by random samplings of the latest ReLit

Quarterly Stories: Spring 20142020-09-16T15:56:42-05:00

Donna Tartt, interviewed by Jared Bland (November 2013)


The  evening in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library begins with a  sincere expression of enthusiasm on the part of the interviewer, introducing and welcoming the author. Not rote expression of interest or distant admiration, but a sense of true excitement as Jared Bland takes his seat, and

Donna Tartt, interviewed by Jared Bland (November 2013)2014-05-13T15:26:33-05:00

Memories of making a perfect snowman


Little, Brown & Company, 2012 Reagan Arthur Imprint If you grew up in a country where it snows, you probably have at least one memory of making a snowman. Mine never turned out looking like they did in storybooks; the snow wasn't always quite right, the shapes were

Memories of making a perfect snowman2014-07-11T16:27:30-05:00

Gone with the Wind (1936)


Of a 16-year-old's devotion Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind (1936) Avon Books, 1973 This is my original copy of this novel, which I first read when I was sixteen years old. You've seen one like it, right? It's the copy that I remember seeing on the shelves

Gone with the Wind (1936)2016-07-19T15:27:38-05:00
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