Crow by Amy Spurway

I'm seeing Crow everywhere right now; on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. And I can see why readers are falling in love with this book. Meet Crow... I come from a long line of lunatics and criminals. Crazies on one side of the family tree, crooks on the other, although the odd crazy has a … Continue reading Crow by Amy Spurway

Black Writers Matter, edited by Whitney French

I was attracted to this book right away - partly because I was curious to read what these authors had to say (especially after falling so hard for Black Berry, Sweet Juice by Lawrence Hill) and also, I have to admit, because of the vibrant purple cover. There are twenty-five entries in this book, including the … Continue reading Black Writers Matter, edited by Whitney French

#LiteraryWives: Wait for Me, Jack by Addison Jones

Literary Wives is an on-line book group that examines the meaning and role of wife in different books. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with this question in mind: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? Don’t forget to check out the other members of Literary Wives … Continue reading #LiteraryWives: Wait for Me, Jack by Addison Jones

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore (1955)

Poor Judith. That's the only way I can think of her. I can't remember the last time I pitied a character in a novel as much. And it's not because she lives alone, it's not because her looks lean toward the unfortunate, and it's not because she spent years taking care of her sick aunt. … Continue reading The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore (1955)