Alison Pick’s The Sweet Edge (2005)


Alison Pick's The Sweet Edge Raincoast, 2005 You know how sometimes you pick up a book and it's just not the right timing? That was true for me and Alison Pick's first novel, The Sweet Edge, which I first picked up, shortly after publication, in 2005. Even though I'd been

Alison Pick’s The Sweet Edge (2005)2014-03-09T18:59:55-05:00

Bookish Fiction


Welcome to my third bookish Friday. Have I mentioned how much fun I'm having with Fridays now? It's not much of a stretch to assume that most people who are writing books are somewhat bookish themselves. But I don't think it's always true. I heard an interview with Katherine Neville

Bookish Fiction2014-03-09T15:08:04-05:00

The Iliad all over again?


Nadifa Mohamed's Black Mamba Boy Harper Collins, 2009 "...and it's a story that I think hasn't been told before..." That's how Nadifa Mohamed describes her first novel, Black Mamba Boy in this video. Maybe that's a tall order for a novel in 2010. And, then again, maybe not. Consider this.

The Iliad all over again?2014-03-09T13:51:31-05:00

Nicolas Dickner’s Nikolski (2005)


You know how sometimes you open up a book and start reading and you just luh-huh-huv it? And how when you really weren’t expecting anything to start with, and then you find yourself completely smitten, it just adds fuel to the infatuation? Even though you realize that part of your

Nicolas Dickner’s Nikolski (2005)2014-07-11T16:50:53-05:00
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