Resurrection Bay is Australian writer Emma Viskic’s first mystery novel and my first read for the Australian Woman Writer’s Challenge 2016. I purchased the paper copy through bookdepository.com and the Kindle version is available on Amazon. From the publisher: Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has always […]
Black Deutschland caught my eye in February’s Book Page and I immediately requested it from the library. A novel about a gay black guy from Chicago trying to stay sober in 1980s Berlin? Yes, please. I’m attracted to novels set in Germany and love Chicago, city of my […]
Yesterday I had the great pleasure of being a reader at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s annual 24-hour marathon reading of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Hartford, CT. The marathon wrapped up minutes after 11 o’clock this morning, but the reading was streamed live and you can watch the […]
I found this Brentano’s envelope and Mrs. Avery Coonley’s calling card (?) at a second hand bookstore in Connecticut. The calling card was in the envelope which I found on a shelf behind some books in the religion section where it obviously fell out of a book. Initially […]
Do you know whose house this is? Hint: she loves a good mystery Clue: in Mendocino, California Subtle signs of spring surround this famous house. I’ll list the answer on Friday if no one answers.
The last Classics Club Spin book was a bummer for me. Catch-22. Blah. It was the third time I tried to read that book and although I could appreciate the content to some extent, I couldn’t force myself through the repetitive vibe. It was a big ol’ DNF. […]