Ode to John Irving

I recently finished John Irving’s latest novel, The Last Chairlift, and was viscerally reminded how much I appreciate and revel in his writing. I first read (and have subsequently re-read a few times) “The World According to Garp” while still in college and I loved it.  I liked it so much that I bought his … Continue reading Ode to John Irving

Summer Reading II

We are approaching the official end of summer.  The leaves are beginning to change color and the night air is getting cooler.  For some reason, I read some serious books this summer and that included the following. Kindred by Octavia E Butler Octavia Butler is known for her science fiction, having won both the Nebula … Continue reading Summer Reading II

Book Review: The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne “But I won’t tell you my mother’s name.  Because this isn’t her story.  It’s mine.” The narrator is Helen Pelletier, married to Stephen, mother of two small daughters for whom she would kill to protect.  And she might have to do just that. “I was born two years … Continue reading Book Review: The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne