LitStack Recs: The Death of the Heart & God’s War

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The Death of the Heart, by Elizabeth Bowen Even though it’s spring, there may be snow and frigid temperatures outside your window, and in Elizabeth Bowen’s 1938 novel, there’s likewise cold temperatures, of the emotional sort: “That morning’s ice, no more than a brittle film, had cracked and was now floating in segments. These tapped [….]

LitStack Recs: The Death of the Heart & The Story of Ferdinand the Bull

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The Death of the Heart, by Elizabeth Bowen Dig out your angora muffler and your ski gloves, because the temperature is about to drop. On the page, anyway. Here’s the opening of Elizabeth Bowen’s 1938 novel:   That morning’s ice, no more than a brittle film, had cracked and was now floating in segments. These tapped [….]