Cementville by Paulette Livers

Cementville by Paulette Livers This is a touching story about a community that suffers a terrible tragedy–several of its young men…

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Forgetting English by Midge Raymond

Forgetting English by Midge Raymond This is another book I read last year but didn’t have time to write about. This…

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2015 Reading: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Justifiably, this book won the 2015 National Book Award for non-fiction. In my…

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2015 Reading: The Glimpse Traveler by Marianne Boruch

The Glimpse Traveler (Break Away Books) by Marianne Boruch I read this travel memoir a couple of months ago (hence the…

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2015 Reading: Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets by Jacob M. Appel

Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets by Jacob M. Appel I had previously reviewed Appel’s novel, The Biology of Luck, in…

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2015 Reading: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann Without question, Colum McCann is one of my favorite writers. His novel Let the…

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2 New Book Reviews

I recently read and reviewed two very different memoirs, both excellent. The first is Barefoot to Avalon by David Payne.…

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2015 Reading: Driving the King by Ravi Howard

Driving the King: A Novel by Ravi Howard I had the pleasure of hearing Ravi Howard read from and discuss this…

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2015 Reading: What is Visible by Kimberly Elkins

What Is Visible: A Novel by Kimberly Elkins My review of this excellent novel is posted at Best New Fiction: Review…

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