LitStack Review: LaRose by Louise Erdrich

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LaRose Louise Erdrich Harper Release Date:  May 10, 2016 ISBN 978-0-06-227702-2 Last year, Louise Erdrich was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, honoring a body of work that has spanned over 30 years.  In 2014, she won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Distinguished Achievement Award, both of [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Acknowledging Who We Are

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On Wednesday, August 26, a television reporter and her photographer partner were gunned down while conducting a live interview during a morning telecast in Moneta, Virginia.  The woman being interviewed was also shot and had to undergo emergency surgery, but is expected to survive.  The gunman, a disgruntled employee of the station, later shot himself [….]

Blog Tour: LitStack Review – Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Vicious V.E. Schwab Tor Books Publish date:  September 24, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-3534-0 Comic books sales have held somewhat steady in the past 15 years, waxing and waning little from year to year, with a few sudden jumps (last year) and slumps (2010).  But super heroes?  They are virtually everywhere.  From movies to TV shows, in [….]

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

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A Land More Kind Than Home Wiley Cash William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date:  January 22, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-208814-7 —♦— Debut novels shouldn’t be this good.  They just shouldn’t. In his first novel, Wiley Cash draws on his rural North Carolina upbringing to weave a story both touching and tragic.  Using three very different voices – [….]