Review by Joy RalphHow does an author tell a fresh and interesting story when an audience already knows how everything is going to end?
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.
Our ever-intrepid staff has reviewed their reading lists for 2016 and presents a small sampling of their favorites.
review by Angela KubinecThe 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.
by Camille GriepEugenia Panisporchi’s lives are unraveling. All of them. Tarquini gives us a contemporary story, but with a twist.
by Diane YannickThere 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.
by George DrewThere 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 is a masterful example of a tale unfolding from unique perspectives.
Roz WarrenWhat kind of woman would write an essay from the point of view of a female orgasm? That would be Gina Barreca, feminist humor scholar, humorist, philosopher and all round gadfly.
Bohjalian, known for exploring contemporary and controversial issues, confronts the topic of human trafficking and brings it right into the living room of upper-middle class suburbia.
Review by Joy RalphOff the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century Montana American Indian Writers is a collection edited by Adrian Jawort, a writer, editor, and owner of Off the Pass Press.
by Joy RalphPhantasma is a short story collection that sets out to explore the “well-managed fears” lurking just under the surface of human consciousness.
by Joy RalphRecovering Agency: Lifting the Veil on Mormon Mind Control is Luna Lindsey’s autobiographical exegesis, not of losing her religion, but of gaining a more profound understanding of herself and her beliefs.
by Joy RalphSoul of a Citizen is a nonfiction book written by Paul Loeb as an anodyne to burn-out among activists, and an encouragement to people looking for ways to get socially involved.