Category Archives for Reviews

Book Review: You Believers

What, if anything, consoles you in your darkest hour? The human capacity to believe—to ascribe purpose to deity or destiny—in the face of evil and deepest loss is the thread that binds Jane Bradley’s debut novel, You Believers. One young woman … Continue reading

18. March 2012 by Mindy
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MicroReview: Once a Spy

Once a Spy is Keith Thomson’s debut thriller. I wanted to love it if only for the premise: a CIA agent on medical leave, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, is pursued by the company, who fears he will compromise (or may have … Continue reading

23. January 2012 by Mindy
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Book Review: Salvage the Bones

It’s 2005, the summer before her junior year of high school, and Esch is spending it in the only place she’s ever known—Bois Sauvage, Mississippi. There she shares a ramshackle house in the woods with her brothers Randall, Skeetah, and … Continue reading

10. January 2012 by Mindy
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Caleb’s Crossing

The hour is late. My eyes are sore, and my hand cramped. I can write no more. I will place this page with the others, in a pocket I have fashioned in my shakedown. But I cannot say if I … Continue reading

09. October 2011 by Mindy
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Horoscopes for the Dead

I think of Billy Collins as the people’s poet, and not just because he was United States Poet Laureate from 2001-2003. No, it’s the breadth of his themes and the precision of his vision and the accessibility of his language … Continue reading

22. August 2011 by Mindy
Categories: Poetry, Reviews | 4 comments

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