Litstack Recs | #StayHome Summer Reads & The Resisters

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The summer of 2020 is unlike those past—no traveling, no baseball games, limited beach and park time, if any, and none of the barbecues and gatherings under the sun that so define our idea of summer. With that in mind, here are some summer-themed reads, escapes reminiscent of summers past […]

LitStack Rec: Cutting Teeth & The Dead Lands

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Cutting Teeth, by Julia Fierro For those who have young children, there’s a lovely innocence to summer—its sprinklers and days at the beach, its long days and late evenings. Julia Fierro’s debut novel, Cutting Teeth, captures that sense of fleeting summer pleasure, as well as the pleasures and the challenges […]

LitStack Recs: Cutting Teeth & Back Roads and Frontal Lobes

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Cutting Teeth, by Julia Fierro When October comes, I’m always caught off guard by how quickly summer has gone. Afternoons at the beach or by the lake already feel distant. For parents especially, summer vanishes in the transition of back to school—but as the summers pass, you come to miss […]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Words of Power

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When I was young, we were not allowed to swear.  Nor to take the name of the Lord in vain.  It wasn’t just profane words, not just swear words, but ugly words, too.  We weren’t allowed to say “crap.”  Or “geeze” (too much like “Jesus”, I guess).  So for years, […]