Current Read: Elly Griffith’s The Dark Angel

Just finished this latest installment in the Ruth Galloway gothic archaeology mysteries. I'm told the next in the series, The Stone Circle, will be released in the U.S. in May, 2019. It'll be a long wait. Elly's Ruth is tied with Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon as my favorite modern fiction female heroine. I dream of... Continue Reading →

Helen Simonson: The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War is the fabulous followup to Helen Simonson’s delightful debut novel, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. The book tells the tale of an independent female teacher and the rigidly old-fashioned community who hires (and judges) her, blissfully ignorant of world events that will soon threaten their idyllic, Edwardian way of life. Somewhere between Lark Rise... Continue Reading →

Katie Ford: Blood Lyrics (Poetry)

Katie Ford's upcoming poetry collection, Blood Lyrics, possesses an authentic fierceness of emotion coupled with a literary eloquence that is all too rare in modern poetry. Blood Lyrics will be released by Gray Wolf Press on October 21st. [ O where has our meadow gone? that which swept us here? the orange cosmos and aster?... Continue Reading →

Serena Movie Trailer

I loved Ron Rash's novel Serena, so I'm both excited and a little wary of the upcoming film adaption. I think Jennifer Lawrence was a good choice for the titular character and the new official trailer indicates the movie will stay true to the book's gritty, rustic Depressiom-era setting...

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