LitStack Review: Fishing With RayAnne by Ava Finch

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Fishing With RayAnne Ava Finch Lake Union Publishing Release Date:  November 3, 2015 ISBN 978-15-0-39476-89 At first glance, RayAnne Dahl is a typical native 30-something Minnesotan.  She loves the changing of the seasons, embraces winter (even the driving), wears Scandinavian sweaters with “armorlike pewter closures and hasps”, and loves the outdoors.  She especially loves fishing, [….]

LitStack Rec: Dept. of Speculation and To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

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Dept. of Speculation, by Jenny Offill With the release of Jenny Offill’s acclaimed second novel, there have been comparisons to Renata Adler’s Speedboat, a correlation that makes me sincerely regret missing that particular seminar in grad school. It would have been the perfect grounding with which to enter Offill’s wonderful,  novel-in-fragments. Though describing the book [….]