Imagine Snow White, in the Wild West, a mix of White settlers and Native traditions. Now up the ante on the dark fantasy elements in the hands of master storyteller, Valente. The voice of each character - some familiar, some new - shine through the haunting and lyrica narration, the language reminiscent of an oral storytelling tradition.
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Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My posts about adult literary fiction are here:State of Wonder by Ann PatchettCaleb's Crossing by Geraldine BrooksThe Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here:Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here by … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Diving Bells: And Other Stories by Lucy Wood
Burning Bright: Storiesby Ron Rash9780061804120, Ecco Press (HarperCollins), $12.99Though I had every intention of attending his appearance at Harvard Book Store last month, I'm afraid in the end I missed it. I did, however, finish reading his book on the day of the event. Despite my missed attendance, everything else about this book was the … Continue reading Book Review: Burning Bright: Stories by Ron Rash
Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love by Lara Vapnyar9780307279880, Knopf (Random House), $14This post was originally published here in July 2008. It has been edited from its original version.I picked up this book expecting it to be good, and was thrilled when I wasn't disappointed. Do you ever have those hunches? When you look … Continue reading Book Review: Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love by Lara Vapnyar