Thursday, May 21, 2015

What I'm Reading Now . . .

I've just started reading The Whites by Richard Price, author of Bloodbrothers, Clockers, Lush Life, and more.

Have you read The Whites? If so, come on over to the Facebook page and let us know what you think of this book.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Book Recommendations Torn from the Pages. . .

of this weekend's Wall Street Journal Magazine. The WSJ describes these books as "dishy reads" which unmistakably parallel each authors' life.

Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell

Gonzo Girl by Cheryl Della Pietra

Orient by Christopher Bollen

The Folded Clock: A Diary by Heidi Julavits

Monday, April 27, 2015

Fans of "Life After Life": There's a sequel!

Kate Atkinson's novel Life After Life (2013) is excellent. So it is great to learn that her new book is a follow-up to that first novel. The sequel, A God in Ruins, is about Teddy Todd, the younger brother of Ursula (the character featured in Life After Life).

I'm looking forward to reading this and finding out what Ms. Atkinson has in store for us now.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Winners of the Common Good Books Poetry Contest

Garrison Keillor owns a book store in St. Paul called Common Good Books. Common Good Books recently held its second annual poetry contest. The contest produced seven winners: three winning $500 and three winning $1000. The poems submitted by the three top prize winners are posted on the bookstore's web site. They are very good, particularly "Dear You" by Lisa Kundrat. Check 'em out at the link.