Startling, Sure. But Dazzling?

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie. Grove Press, 1993, 2005. (242 pages, 24 stories). You may have heard about this little collection of short stories. Usually I am more skeptical of a book with this much praise. Beside all the printed reviews, I had several people recommend this book withContinue reading “Startling, Sure. But Dazzling?”

raving (though possibly not yet mad)

The Birthday of the World and Other Stories by Ursula K. LeGuin HarperCollins Publishers, 2002. 362 pages. I am working my way, luxuriously, through Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Birthday of the World and Other Stories. This is my response thus far (in response to the experience, than necessarily a specific story as focus): ** IContinue reading “raving (though possibly not yet mad)”


The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers Group), 2009. Children’s 9-12 (160 pages) If you have not yet read any of Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes mysteries, that is a correction that should soon be made. The Cryptic Crinoline is the fifth in the series and Springer and EnolaContinue reading “holmes”