Litstack Rec: my name on his tongue & Baseball’s Great Experiment

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Presenting another installment celebrating #NationalPoetryMonth: my name on his tongue, by Laila Halaby Laila Halaby’s, my name on his tongue, her first book of poetry, published in 2012, mines issues of identity, geography and the dislocation that comes from inhabiting two worlds. Halaby, the author of two novels and the recipient of a PEN/Beyond Margins [….]

LitStack Rec: Thunderstruck & Other Stories & Baseball’s Great Experiment

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Thunderstruck & Other Stories, by Elizabeth McCracken Early on in Elizabeth McCracken’s extraordinary story collection, Thunderstruck, a grieving mother instructs her seventeen year-old son to seal up the room of his dead sister. This, she imagines will somehow purge the house of the evil that caused her daughter’s lymphoma. “Don’t touch a thing. Just seal [….]

Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy by Jules Tygiel

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Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy Jules Tygiel  Oxford University Press, 1983  ISBN 0-19-503300-0 In 1987, the Minnesota Twins won the World Series.  During that pennant fever, I jumped on baseball’s bandwagon and never jumped off.  I have deep seated memories of the sport from my youth:  listening to the St. Louis Cardinals [….]