Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed (2016)

2016-11-07T11:50:17-05:00

If you're a fan of Margaret Atwood's retelling,of The Odyssey, The Penelopiad, you've probably already got a copy of Hag-Seed on your stack. Knopf - PRH, 2016 Ditto if you're following the Hogarth Shakespeare retellings. Already published this year are Jeanette Winterson's The Gap of Time (The Winter's Tale), Howard

Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed (2016)2016-11-07T11:50:17-05:00

In My Reading Log

2020-05-21T16:00:38-05:00

The majority of my reading time this year has been devoted to the books which have been living for years, though neglected, on my own bookshelves. In May and June, I had a planned rebellion, and I enjoyed a great number of new books. But now I have returned to

In My Reading Log2020-05-21T16:00:38-05:00

Marina Endicott’s Close to Hugh (2015)

2017-07-24T14:49:21-05:00

Like Anne Tyler, the only plot that Marina Endicott has is the passage of time. The events in her novels are ordinary happenings, but there is a delicious sense of unspooling when one falls into one of her narratives. Doubleday Canada, 2015 Close to Hugh is structured over a week's time and

Marina Endicott’s Close to Hugh (2015)2017-07-24T14:49:21-05:00

A Complicated Marriage (2013) Pssst: also, a giveaway

2014-07-11T16:32:24-05:00

** Below, there's an opportunity to win your own copy of A Complicated Marriage ** [Edit: Now complete.] The sound of high heels clicking. The spill of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker's music. A paisley-draped foam couch. Smoking a Pall Mall. Drinking a gin and tonic. A handkerchief kitchen.

A Complicated Marriage (2013) Pssst: also, a giveaway2014-07-11T16:32:24-05:00

“Simon’s Luck” Alice Munro

2014-03-20T20:07:59-05:00

It's no coincidence that a story titled for 'luck' follows one titled for 'providence' in this collection of stories by Alice Munro. Indeed, folks in Hanratty could well have a saying, that one man's luck is another man's providence. Or vice versa. And Rose is never far from Hanratty, from

“Simon’s Luck” Alice Munro2014-03-20T20:07:59-05:00
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