Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Empathy Exams. Leslie Jamison.

Jamison, Leslie. The Empathy Exams. Gray Wolf, Minneapolis, 2014. NF; 12/18. I Met Fear on the Hill is a recent essay by Jamison published in Paris Review (227). Some of its insights caught my attention. A former husband of her … Continue reading

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Solar Bones. Mike McCormack.

McCormack, Mike. Solar Bones. Soho Press, New York, 2017. F;12/18. Samhain is a Celtic Festival observed in parts of Ireland on October 31. It represents the beginning of the “dark” part of the year, and is the ancestor of Halloween. … Continue reading

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The Overstory. Richard Powers, .

Powers, Richard. The Overstory. Norton & Co, New York, 2018. F;12/18. I fell into this long novel trolling through current (2018) prize-winners, and it passed the Kindle free-sample test, holding my interest past the teaser they offer. The cover did say … Continue reading

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