a known wow

In anticipation of World Book Night and the pleasure of handing out copies of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian, Natalya read it for the first time. (And really, wouldn’t have handed it to her any earlier.) She handed it back to me, “Wow. I only have one word for thisContinue reading “a known wow”


The Chronicles of Harris of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales Art & Story by Chris Van Allsburg, with an Intro by Lemony Snicket Houghton Mifflin, 2011; Illustrations-1984; Stephen King’s The House on Maple Street-1993. Hardcover, 195 pages + Intro & Author bios. the 14 are: Sherman Alexie, A Strange Day in July; M.T.Continue reading “chronicles”

brought to you by the letter A

…anxieties, archives, alexie. We are getting the daughter packed and ready for the next week and half. We are getting anxious about our upcoming move to wherever (we are not all that sure). We are getting–a little crazed around here. So as to not abandon this blog for a few weeks, and to move commentsContinue reading “brought to you by the letter A”

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?”

slowing down

I am slowly, but steadily, working my way through the reading list. Between one thing and another, and the desire to hibernate with the onset of winter, I have not read nor written about what I’ve read as much as I had intended.  Then there was this pesky couple of days that I thought IContinue reading “slowing down”