Stephen King’s Finders Keepers (2015)


A detective haunted by past cases left unresolved or unhappily resolved? This offers a terrific launching pad for storytelling. Pocket Books - S&S, 2016 Particularly when the detective is no longer in an official capacity and has more time on his hands to ruminate and regret. "There’s not a

Stephen King’s Finders Keepers (2015)2017-07-20T17:41:28-05:00

Where the Girls Went: Three Novels


Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and, most recently, The Widow: girls make for good pageturners. But Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and Fiona Barton are looking to tell different kinds of stories about girls. In a BookPage interview, Gillian Flynn tries to explain why Gone Girl captured "the popular

Where the Girls Went: Three Novels2016-05-27T13:24:16-05:00

Daughters, Mothers: Half-Formed and Otherwise


Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing (2014) Reading. Then Not. Simon & Schuster, 2014 Sharp sentences. Jabbing thoughts. Unkindnesses bearing down. Book, set aside. Pause. And here is where the experience of reading A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing may end for many readers. Some, however,

Daughters, Mothers: Half-Formed and Otherwise2014-09-30T18:27:34-05:00

Bearing: Everybody Has Everything


Ana is a research lawyer, and a wife: she has not had everything. McClelland & Stewart, 2012 (Emblem Editions) This is not all bad. Because she has not had a child, she has not had occasion to conceal the responsibilities of motherhood from her employers, she has enjoyed the

Bearing: Everybody Has Everything2020-04-28T17:46:12-05:00

Beverly Cleary’s Ramona and Her Father (1975)


Beverly Cleary's Ramona and Her Father (1975) Illus. Alan Tiegreen It's September and Ramona is in the second grade, sitting at the kitchen table, making her list of what she wants for Christmas. She's all about looking ahead. Not just ahead to Christmas, but ahead to the treat that she

Beverly Cleary’s Ramona and Her Father (1975)2017-07-24T15:08:50-05:00
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