Review: Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls — Clear Eyes, Full Shelves
Lily was a spirited woman, a passionate teacher and talker who explained in great detail what had happened to her, why it had happened to her, what she'd done about it, and what she's learned from it, all with the idea of imparting life lessons to my mother. Jeannette Walls placed this statement ab
5 Debut novels from 2011 to read in 2012
2011 was a great year for fiction. In fact, there was so much great fiction that it was impossible to read it all. In case you missed them last year, here are the books to read this year. The best books of 2011 are ready for you to read in 2012.
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
The Good: This book follows the life of Daisy Goodwill, from her miraculous birth to her quiet death. The events in between define her life and show her living according to the desires of others. I was particularly taken with the form. Despite following the traditional linear structure, Shields divides the book into sections of Daisy's life like "Birth" and "Marriage". It was interesting to see her grow from a young child into an old woman, with each section concentrating on the theme of the…
Canada's North is 'why I write,' says Joseph Boyden | CBC News
Author Joseph Boyden spends part of every year in northern Ontario, making several trips from his other home in New Orleans to a hunting camp near Moosonee, a trip he says is essential to keeping him writing.
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