Reviews
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.
Gina Barreca

Gina Barreca

Roz Warren
 
What 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.
The Guest Room: Review by Donna Roberts

The Guest Room: Review by Donna Roberts

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.
Nine Ways Off the Path

Nine Ways Off the Path

Review by Joy Ralph
 
Off 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.
Phantasma: a Review

Phantasma: a Review

by Joy Ralph
 
Phantasma is a short story collection that sets out to explore the “well-managed fears” lurking just under the surface of human consciousness.
Lifting the Veil

Lifting the Veil

by Joy Ralph
 
Recovering 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.
Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times

Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times

by Joy Ralph
 
Soul 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.
Nexus, Crux, Apex: a trilogy by Ramez Naam

Nexus, Crux, Apex: a trilogy by Ramez Naam

Imagine you could run a computer operating system in your head. Imagine if your friends could too. This is the world Ramez Naam presents us in his trilogy of novels.

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