LitStack Review: The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson

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The Laughing Monsters Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date:  November 4, 2014 978-0-374-28059-8 If you feel a bit over-saturated with holiday cheer, and need something to counterbalance the saccharine sweetness of the last few days, have I got just the book for you!  It’s not a horrid book, not in the least, nor [….]

LitStack Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd

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The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd Viking First Edition:  January 7, 2014 ISBN 978-0-670-02478-0 Sarah Grimké, who is the main character in The Invention of Wings, was a very real person.   Born in 1792, she was the second eldest daughter (from a family of 14!) of a wealthy plantation owner in South Carolina.  She [….]

LitStack Review: Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

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Submergence J.M. Ledgard Coffee House Press First Edition:  April 1, 2013 ISBN 978-1-56689-319-0 It’s an age-old story:  boy meets girl, they fall in love then are separated by obligations, with the question of whether or not they end up together in the final chapter.  However, J.M. Legard’s novel Submergence is anything but an age-old story, [….]