Swamplandia! by Karen Russell Alfred A. Knopf, 2011 316 pages, hardcover. Ever since I read an interview with Karen Russell in Tin House magazine, I have been looking forward to Swamplandia! to be available to me at the Library. The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park,Continue reading “swamplandia!”


Tin House volume 12, number 2 #46 : Winter Reading   The in-laws were very nice to gift me a subscription to Tin House Magazine for Christmas. Tin House is a nice (not)little Literary magazine out of Portland, Oregon.  I received my first issue a couple of weeks ago and have been parceling it outContinue reading “green”