This has been a rereading season for me, with a few exceptions. I’ve highlighted a few favorites (both old and new) below. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry I posted a longer review here, but in short Hannah Coulter is a beautiful novel that reads like a memoir. Hannah is a young woman who comes of…… Continue reading Quick Lit: April 2018
Spoiler alert: Dr. Smith (of Lost Things fame) never found his pen. Where do you think he left it? Was it stolen off the desk in the emergency department? Did Mr. Briggs take it? I’ll give a copy of Lost Things (your choice of ebook or paperback) for a creative answer to the question. If you…… Continue reading Have you seen this pen?
Wendel Berry’s novel Hannah Coulter, published in 2004, came to me recommended by my friend Beth. I’d had it on my TBR pile for a long time. I’m not sure why I finally picked it up last month, but I’m so glad I did. Hannah tells her own story without nostalgia, focusing more on the…… Continue reading A few thoughts on Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
Local authors Chris Goff, Jennifer Kincheloe, Nora Page and Mary Birk at the ALA Last weekend (10 days ago, now) I spent an afternoon meeting librarians and readers at the ALA conference in Denver. I had a blast hanging out with the talented Shawn Maguire and managed to scare off only a few librarians. I made a…… Continue reading A great time at the ALA and Rockrimmon Branch Library
Are you a librarian? Are you coming to the ALA meeting in Denver next week? I’ll be at the Sisters in Crime- Colorado booth at the ALA in two weeks. I’ll be there Sunday, February 11, from 3-5 p.m, but a whole bunch of my fantastic Sisters in Crime will be there over the weekend. Please come say…… Continue reading Come say hi at the ALA
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. — Alan Paton, Cry the Beloved Country Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country is one of the books of the books that changed how I saw the world. I don’t remember why I picked it up- I was in…… Continue reading Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Thanks for all your support last week on my new release. Let’s get back to talking about other people’s books. Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin, narrated by Karen White. This is a fascinating book, structured in five parts. It begins with Rachel Shapiro, whose daughter Aviva once upon a time had an affair with the…… Continue reading Quick Lit: Jan 2018