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  • Personal, Reviews

    The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

    “But Fay’s noticed something she’s never noticed before. That love is not, anywhere, taken seriously. It’s not respected. It’s the one thing in the world everyone wants — she’s convinced of that…

  • Personal, Reviews

    The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

    Some families are big. Some families are small. Some families are normal and some families are dysfunctional. My own very small family puts the fun in dysfunctional. Would you have expected anything…

  • Reviews

    Why Are You So Sad? by Jason Porter

    Raymond Champs, a furniture manual illustrator for an international furniture company (akin to Ikea), has the world figured out (please see how I feel about Ikea here). As a species, we’re all…

  • Reviews

    Blaze by Richard Bachman

    Confession? I have never read Of Mice and Men. I am well aware of how literarily shameful this is. No need to point it out. However, I have read The Grapes of…