Enjoyed Laura Lippman
All baby boomers are not the same.
The Hunger Games, Frankenstein, and more.
I noticed the other day when I posted a snapshot of 'Buffalo Girls' that it was the first novel I'd read in 4 months. After I finished scolding myself, I recalled that I'd taken a…
The bright streamers seemed pennants of aristocratic families and fair beauties. Local peasants hawked their handiworks, made in the dim light of the fireside, after long hours of hard labor on their master's domain. The…
What counts more to you - style or substance? Can a woman write a male lead as credibly as she writes a female lead? Can a man - vice versa?
Hitherto, I could only notice the effect and relate it to a mysterious control the author had over the story. Now I see a way that it can be done.
Diem Perdidi by Julie Otsuka It's a good example of the difference to a reader between a story and an essay. Ms. Otsuka could have described the mother in either style.
“Leave the GPS in the SUV” I tell my grandson We stroll down the old road, abandoned two score years Since the floods of Agnes’ wrath broke its path Slowly reclaimed by nature. “Don’t you…
A question that pops up semi-regularly:
Tabulators separate ballots into piles for each presidential candidate during a recount in Dane County (Wis.) on December 1, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Getty)