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Book Reviews

posted on: Apr 01 2020

Milkman, a novel by Anna Burns

Sometimes the best books are the ones that catch your eye on a table at a small independent bookstore. We have a couple of great ones where I live in Olympia, WA, though they’re closed these days, like just about everything else. The last time...

posted on: May 27 2019

Bending Reality

  A long time ago, when I was a wild rebellious eighteen-year-old who left my mother’s home with a young man I would soon marry, I liked to experiment with LSD. Not as often as some of my generation did, but often enough to learn that...

posted on: Feb 13 2015

Sierra Court Blues, by Lawrence Parlier

  Sierra Court Blues by Lawrence Parlier is a stunning novel. We’re pulled in to a wild, chaotic world of young men and women, their music, their manias, their passion and their pain. The majority of the action takes place in a trailer owned by Jon,...

posted on: Jul 07 2014

Book Review: LAMENTATION by Joe Clifford

  Available this October from Oceanview Publishing Pre-order here:   Lamentation, Joe Clifford’s riveting new novel, is a page-turner in the classic sense. You can’t put it down. You need to know what comes next. At the heart of this particular bundle of darkness is an ordinary guy, Jay Porter,...

posted on: May 16 2014

THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, by Claire Messud

  Poor, poor Nora Etheridge, that woman upstairs.  You know the one, pleasant, genteel, a good neighbor, always helpful, never demanding, forever single and trapped in a career – teaching art to third graders – that is far below her true talents.  Does she complain?  Never! ...