Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book Hell of a Book by Jason Mott is a brave exploration of Blackness from the perspective of a successful author on book tour who is enamored with a funeral director/undertaker, a young boy who haunts him, and a boy (who may be the same boy or not) who is...
These Walls Between Us

These Walls Between Us

These Walls Between Us As a white woman with a long-standing interest in understanding race and racism in the United States, I have read many books that examine the structures of racial inequality in the United States and beyond. Books such as The Sum of Us by Heather...
The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence The narrator of this novel, Kemal Basmaci, presents this story of a destructive love affair as though he is giving the reader a tour of a private museum that he has constructed from the detritus of the affair–cigarette butts, maps, movie...
Maxine Kumin: Prolific Poet, Feisty Feminist

Maxine Kumin: Prolific Poet, Feisty Feminist

Maxine Kumin: Prolific Poet, Feisty Feminist Maxine Kumin (1925–2014) seems to be little known today, but she won major awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and many honorary degrees. Kumin served as poetry consultant to the Library of...
May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer

May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer

May Sinclair—A Forgotten Writer She was a best-selling writer in her day. The toast of the town, who had a Rolls Royce and a driver. Yet she died lonely and forgotten. I discuss her career and her insights in this article in Literary Ladies Guide. Search for: Recent...