Nov 9, 2015
This installment: a teen book with gripping action (f); birth and death in one package (f); British soldiers in a POW camp, WWII (f); the movie version of  Olive Kittredge (DVD); a charming...
Nov 2, 2015
This installment: the power of punctuation—yes! (nf); a nutty Pratchett/Gaiman CD (f); brilliant Lynda Barry teaches (nf);; a huge book with a huge impact (f);   a culture clash writ...
Oct 26, 2015
This installment: a mysterious island fable (f); a Caribbean-infused domestic drama (f); linked short stories all over the map (f); the subtle magic of a writer’s journal (nf); a trading-...
Oct 19, 2015
This installment: short stories set in small-town New Mexico (f); the Gulf War and its fallout among civilians (f); after WWII in small-town Canada (f); graphic novel on a cruise with grandparents (...
Oct 12, 2015
This installment: a 19th century Scandinavian mystery with a medical theme (f);  a memoir of life in the dark (nf); Greenwich village in the 70s—linked short stories (f); a physician...
Oct 5, 2015
 This installment: art world eccentricity (f); Scandinavian jewels (f); delightful short stories (f); infidelity and rage in Sicily (f); hallucinatory troubles in small-town Mexico (f), and...
Sep 28, 2015
This installment: dystopian fantasy (f); dizzying time travel with artists (f); a world of trouble (f); teen book, suicide theme (f); multilayered British police procedural (f); and a fictional take...
Sep 21, 2015
This installment: race relations in the ‘80s (f); a trifecta of troubles (f); a feast of photos (nf); a sci-fi fable (f); linked stories with Tourette-type energy (f); and feminist fury about...
Sep 14, 2015
This installment: a bomb of an Xmas letter (f); the Rockies circa late 1800s (f); short stories about unsettling events (f); another PCT through-hike (nf); a compelling mess by Franzen (f); and a...
Sep 8, 2015
This installment: a delicious, anachronistic teen fantasy (f); Montana noir (f); England in the ‘60s (f);  England in the ‘20s (f); a cracked romantic obsession—is there any...