Remembering Carrie Fisher

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An Actress, Yes, But Also an Amazing Writer I first came across Carrie Fisher, as so many of us did, as the feisty Princess Leia Organa in 1977’s cinematic classic Star Wars. That movie holds a special place in my heart, not only for what it is, but because it […]

LitStack Review: Slow River by Nicola Griffith

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Slow River Nicola Griffith Ballantine Books Reissue date:  July 29, 2003 (released 1995) ISBN 978-0-345-39537-5 In 2014, I read a remarkable book by Nicola Griffith, entitled Hild.  It is the fictionalized account of the early years of Hilda of Whitby, later to become Saint Hilda, and is set in medieval […]

Flash Review – Glow by Ned Beauman

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Glow Ned Beauman Alfred A. Knopf Release Date:  January 20, 2015 ISBN 978-0-385-35260-4 Raf is 22 years old, and living in London, at least for a while longer.  He just broke up with his girlfriend and feels like he has to get away, has to start over somewhere new.  Problem […]

LitStack Review: All or Nothing by Jesse Schenker

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All or Nothing – One Chef’s Appetite for the Extreme Jesse Schenker Dey Street Books Release Date:  September 30, 2014 ISBN 978-0-06-233930-0 Jesse Schenker is an executive chef who owns two successful restaurants in New York (Recette – named “Best New Restaurant” in 2010 by the New York Times, and […]