Fiction

B+
A Widow for One Year

A huge fan of The World According to Garp and The Hotel New Hampshire, I lost interest in John Irving when he wrote A Prayer for Owen Meany. But the buzz on his newest release, A Widow for One Year, was so good that I shelled out the big ones, and I'm thoroughly glad I did. The novel is purported ...

A
A Girl Of The Limberlost

A Girl of the Limberlost is a book that I have read over and over and over again, despite the fact that no one could call it a great book. Even I, who love it to death, have to admit it is very sweet and just a little too sentimental sometimes. So, why do I love it so? Well, Gene Stratton Porter was ...

C
Drumveyn

Drumveyn is an oddly muted novel about the rebirth of a woman after the death of her husband, and about the rebirth of her two grown children. The author juxtaposes very extreme circumstances for the three characters against a distance in the writing style. The result is that rather than feeling ful ...

A
The Hourglass

I have read only one story by Elizabeth Gage. It appeared in the anthology, Unmasked, and was one of the worst stories I've ever read. I hated it. So it was with immense trepidation that I began reading - with a closed heart and a skeptical mind - this author's latest effort, The Hourglass. Can the ...