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Tuck and 5 other people liked Donna's review of Canada:
Canada by Richard Ford
"A few years ago my son took a school trip to New Orleans. It was with his French class. They would attend the St. Patrick's Day parade.
My friend, Annene, lives in New Orleans. She was quite amused by the whole thing and said that he might see a f..." Read more of this review »
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
"In 1999 I was in Seattle for a meeting with Amazon right after the World Trade Center protests and remember seeing the broken windows and damaged buildings. I remember feeling sort of astonished that I had not heard more about it in the news. Well..." Read more of this review »
The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon
"(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

It's funny that so much of my time as a reviewer in th..." Read more of this review »
Tuck and 10 other people liked Nate D's review of Our Lady of the Nile:
Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga
"Bringing a surprisingly light touch to the material, Mukasonga investigates the disasters of Rwandan history, building from the colonial period and culminating in the internal strife of genocide in 1994, in the microcosm of an all-girls Catholic s..." Read more of this review »
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The Partnership by Pamela Katz
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a 'nan talese' book. dense history of weimar in germany and the collaborations, partnerships, and strifes of kurt weill, bertolt bracht, lotte lenya, helene weigel, and elisabeth hauptmann. bohemian artists all, struggling and flourishing during this ...more
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One Thousand Chestnut Trees by Mira Stout
One Thousand Chestnut Trees
by Mira Stout
read in February, 2016
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impressive debut novel (some parts do fall short, but easy reading too). a young artists moves out of nyc, back home, frustrated with her boho life. then her old-school uncle comes for a visit from korea and she is sparked and intrigued. young woman ...more
Into a Desert Place by Graham Mackintosh
" sure thing. it's a bit obscure book, but very interesting story and well worth-the-time read "
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The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
The Adventures of Pinocchio
by Carlo Collodi
read in February, 2016
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this knopf edition of 1988 with the innocenti illustrations, and the 1944 translation by harden, is THE one to read, if possible. not the disney version, a perversion it turns out. our wooden boy learns the hard lessons.
here is fox and cat 'waylaying
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Even the Dead by Benjamin Black
Even the Dead (Quirke #7)
by Benjamin Black
read in February, 2016
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another reviewer mentioned quirke was emo, a great way to describe his outlook and style...and against all odds he brings about some justice for christine falls, after 6 books worth of frustration against the monsters of church, state, and piety in 1 ...more
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The Fine Art of Grace by David B. Lentz
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Carolyn Chute
“I feel like a lot of time my writing is like having about twenty boxes of Christmas decorations. But no tree. You're going, Where do I put this? Then they go, Okay, you can have a tree, but we'll blindfold you and you gotta cut it down with a spoon.”
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Robert Walser
“To the question: How do the authors of sketches, stories and novels get along in life, the following answer can or must be given: They are stragglers and they are down at heel.”
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Marguerite Yourcenar
“Passion such as hers is all consent, asking little in return. I had merely to enter a room where she was to see her face take on that peaceful expression of one who is resting in bed. If I touched her, I had the impression that all the blood in her veins was turning to honey.”
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Gerald Murnane
“Soon after I left university, I came up with another definition of a literary critic or would be critic: someoone who uses churlish towards the end of an article or review.”
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Gerald Murnane
“During my sixteen years as a teacher of writing, I removed many adverbs and adverbial phrases from students' writing. I decided long ago that a writer who needlessly modifies words is either a nervous writer who does not believe in the worth of what they are writing or a vain writer who wants to be seen as discriminating and sensitive to nuances or meaning.”
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