LitStack Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins Riverhead Books Release Date:  January 13, 2015 ISBN 978-1-59463-366-9 Rachel Watson may not have hit rock bottom yet, but she’s pretty darned close.  Her husband Tom divorced her after having an affair and then marrying “the other woman”.  She had started drinking back when she and Tom had [….]

LitStack Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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Doctor Sleep Stephen King Scribner Release Date:  September 24, 2013 ISBN 978-1-4767-2765-3 I think I’ve said a number of times that horror stories simply aren’t my genre of choice, in books or movies, or what have you.  I’m just not one of those people who thrills at being scared.  But entertainment horror is big in [….]

Rowland Emett’s Backward-looking Vision

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May 13-19 is Children’s Book Week, when children’s literature, reading, and literacy is celebrated in schools, libraries, and bookstores. The week brings appreciations too, of the writers and illustrators who keep children and books connected. Here, contributor Lauren Alwan looks at the work of  English author and illustrator Rowland Emett (1906-1990). In 1954, when Rowland [….]