Reviews
The Garden of the Fugitives by Ashley Mace Havird

The Garden of the Fugitives by Ashley Mace Havird

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
The Garden of the Fugitives, winner of the 2013 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, is a collection by Ashley Mace Havird.
Lightningstruck by Ashley Mace Havird

Lightningstruck by Ashley Mace Havird

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
It is the eternal southern gothic truth, and it sounds like a rotten spoiler. It tests the stuff of any southern writer.
Easy Street Visits SIFF

Easy Street Visits SIFF

Review by Joy Ralph
 
A large part of why I fall off the map each late spring and early summer is the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).
Not Quite Lost, by Roz Morris

Not Quite Lost, by Roz Morris

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
Morris shares tales of the many ways we travel, in our minds and with our bodies.
Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Review by Donna Roberts
 
I’m always intrigued when a plot that has been done before—many times before, until it’s almost a cliché—can come across fresh and new.
Death’s Dancer, by Jasmine Silvera

Death’s Dancer, by Jasmine Silvera

Review by Joy Ralph
 
At first glance, this is a deceptively simple-sounding romance: talented dancer falls for mysterious, powerful and possibly dangerous client.
Standing at an Angle to my Age, by P.W. Bridgman

Standing at an Angle to my Age, by P.W. Bridgman

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
P.W. Bridgman’s book is a collection of short stories and flash fiction that illustrates the importance of “standing” wherever one finds oneself.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Everything Old Is New Again

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Everything Old Is New Again

Review by Joy Ralph
 
How does an author tell a fresh and interesting story when an audience already knows how everything is going to end?
My Name is Lucy Barton: Review by Donna Roberts

My Name is Lucy Barton: Review by Donna Roberts

In Lucy we see the parts of ourselves that are at once hardened, and yet remain vulnerable, toughened and yet desperate, conquered and yet not fully defeated.
Best Books of 2016: An Easy Roundup

Best Books of 2016: An Easy Roundup

Our ever-intrepid staff has reviewed their reading lists for 2016 and presents a small sampling of their favorites.
A Staggerwing Takes Flight

A Staggerwing Takes Flight

review by Angela Kubinec
 
The path to self-actualization includes sabotage. It is crowded and messy. It trips us on the worn out shoestrings of our relation to the world.
Hindsight by Mindy Tarquini: a Review

Hindsight by Mindy Tarquini: a Review

by Camille Griep
 
Eugenia Panisporchi’s lives are unraveling. All of them. Tarquini gives us a contemporary story, but with a twist.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: A Review

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: A Review

by Diane Yannick
 
There is no rating low enough to compensate for the way this book has ruined my life. Whatever you do, don’t read it as it will haunt you.
Hamming It Up: At Play in the Poems of Neil Shepard

Hamming It Up: At Play in the Poems of Neil Shepard

by George Drew
 
There is much to recommend the poems in Neil Shepard’s just-released collection, Hominid Up: their beautiful lyricism, their range, and their sheer poetic intelligence.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: Review by Donna Roberts

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver: Review by Donna Roberts

The Poisonwood Bible is a masterful example of a tale unfolding from unique perspectives.

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