LitStack Review: Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger

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Manitou Canyon William Kent Krueger Atria Books Release Date:  September 6, 2016 ISBN 978-1-4767-4926-6 Cork O’Connor, former sheriff and now private investigator in the North Woods of Minnesota sure has longevity; well, for a literary character. Manitou Canyon is the 15th book in the Cork O’Connor series by William Kent Krueger, and if it’s any [….]

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 [….]

LitStack Review: Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger

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Windigo Island William Kent Krueger Atria Books Release Date:  August 19, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4767-4923-5 Windigo Island is the 14th book in William Kent Krueger’s “Cork O’Connor” detective series, which follows  the exploits of the former sheriff of Tamarack County, Minnesota.  Cork is not only a north woods sleuth, he’s also a man of mixed heritage [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Word’s the Thing…

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Recently, I read an article on Slate about how they were no longer going to refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.  In the article, Slate‘s editor David Plotz stated, Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible [….]