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Tooth and Claw

by Jo Walton


In as few words as possible, the best way to describe Jo Walton's Tooth and Claw (Orb Books, 2009) is to say that although it owes a great deal of its sensibility to the tropes of the Victorian novel, the main characters are all dragons.  This is not in any sense a mash-up (do not, for example, think Abraham Lincoln and vampires), rather it's a melding of two cultures—humanity a...

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message 10: by Mike

Mike Scantlebury Well done, Nancy, Thanks for being my friend. I see you have impeccable taste. If ever we meet on the page, be sure and note my assured way with punctuation.


message 9: by Nancy

Nancy Elaine wrote: "Would you have any recommendations for a book by Native American essayists?"

There's a very old collection called I Tell You Now, but I don't think there's anything newer. But there's some great fiction by authors not as well known as Sherman Alexie (I'm assuming you've read his books), including Thomas King's Green Grass, Running Water and Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling


Elaine Torrence Would you have any recommendations for a book by Native American essayists?


message 7: by Heidi

Heidi I missed your piece about war books on NPR the other day. Can I find it somewhere?


message 6: by Kuki

Kuki Thank you so much for adding me as your friend. You are great


message 5: by Mary

Mary Thank you so much for adding me as a friend! I will enjoy your observations and reviews. Good reading!


message 3: by Tara

Tara Looking forward to hearing you speak at Columbus Metropolitan Library tomorrow!


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Saleh Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Nancy and thanks so much for the add. I love your website, too. If you have time, I'd love for you to visit mine! www.jeanniebarber.com.
Hope you have an awesome wkend and safe Halloween!
Blessings,
Jeannie


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