Authors, book reviews, fiction

A Gracious Plenty, by Sheri Reynolds –book review

Finch Nobles, who as a child was badly burned in a kitchen accident–“widowed by her own skin” (13)–has elected a living death rather than face the rejection of others. She has lived with death all her life, after all–her father was caretaker for the town cemetery–and when he died, she took over.  She lives alone… Read More A Gracious Plenty, by Sheri Reynolds –book review

A Day in the Life of a Writer, fiction, Writing

Straight Shooter excerpt (rough draft)

Straight Shooter Unknown chapter Mark Bremerton had been waiting all day to put his feet up, read a bit of John Olsson’s Word Crime, and enjoy some of that Yemeni coffee the postman had delivered.  And he was almost there:  two Aesop’s Fables, one Goodnight Moon, Three Billy Goats Gruff, one small glass of water,… Read More Straight Shooter excerpt (rough draft)

book reviews, fiction

Review-The Gathering, by Anne Enright

Veronica is on a quest for the truth of her past, for the truth, period, for, as she says, the dead require it. Her quest begins in a haze of denial, not just regarding the fact of Liam’s death, but regarding their shared past; it begins with feeding the grave and ends with cam reilige, a twist of the grave that unexpectedly and ironically offers hope.… Read More Review-The Gathering, by Anne Enright