Janet Ellis’ The Butcher’s Hook (2016)

2017-07-24T15:23:15-05:00

It's clear from the beginning: one might long for escape from this narrative, might opt for a bloody end rather than endure more misery. House of Anansi, 2016 "No one but a fool could look so happy in a miserable house, could they? The mice here probably throw

Janet Ellis’ The Butcher’s Hook (2016)2017-07-24T15:23:15-05:00

Lissa M. Cowan’s Milk Fever (2013)

2014-06-24T10:55:28-05:00

You might not guess from the cover of this debut novel that the epigraph would be drawn from Olympe de Gouges' "Declaration of the Rights of Women". Demeter Press, 2013 But one can be dressed in satin and lace and be a revolutionary, of course. As was Olympe

Lissa M. Cowan’s Milk Fever (2013)2014-06-24T10:55:28-05:00

Crossings: Into the Heart of the Country

2014-03-13T21:19:21-05:00

See L=Locale below for clues for these images Pauline Holdstock's Into the Heart of the Country Harper Collins, 2011 In 1693, an English man named Henry Kelsey wrote a poem about journeying into the heart of this country: “Then up ye River I with heavy heart Did take

Crossings: Into the Heart of the Country2014-03-13T21:19:21-05:00

John Steffler’s The Afterlife of George Cartwright (1992)

2014-03-13T20:24:06-05:00

John Steffler’s The Afterlife of George Cartwright McClelland & Stewart, 1992 When John Steffler’s novel opens, Nottinghamshire is shimmering with the energy of May and George Cartwright describes the familiar route he’s taking on his horse. Doesn't seem that remarkable. Yet. But. It's the “same route he’s taken every day

John Steffler’s The Afterlife of George Cartwright (1992)2014-03-13T20:24:06-05:00
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