LitStack Recs: Little Failure: A Memoir & The Company

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Little Failure: A Memoir, by Gary Shteyngart “In order for me to be born,” Gary Shteyngart says early on in his memoir, “all four branches of my family have to end up in Leningrad, trading in their tiny towns and villages for that somber, canal-laced cityscape. Here’s how it happens.” Voice, more than anything, can [….]

LitStack Recs: The Last Light of the Sun & This Boy’s Life

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The Last Light of the Sun Guy Gavriel Kay The recent news of author Guy Gavriel Kay being appointed to the Order of Canada (that country’s second highest civilian honor) made me revisit his canon of works – a very pleasant effort.  It was a shock, then, for me to realize that while I’ve spoken [….]

You Should Be Reading This: “Twisted Miracles” by AJ Larrieu

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Head’s up, LitStackers. We’ve got a great spotlight on a brand new urban fantasy series by           AJ Larrieu. We’ll have a review of this title and an interview with Larrieu very soon, but wanted you guys to check out the summary and details on this fantastic novel. TWISTED MIRACLES Book 1 of the Shadowminds Series [….]

LitStack Recs: ‘The Films in My Life’ and ‘Peace Like a River’

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The Films in My Life, by Francois Truffaut The only thing I like better than watching a film, is writing about film written by filmmakers. There is a dearth of books that cover the director’s examination of his own work, but few directors step into the role of critic. Francois Truffaut (1932-1984), the iconic French [….]