Massive Cleansing Fire by Dave Houlsey 120 Pages Outpost 19 (2017) ISBN: 978-1944853143 Like most short story collections, there is a thematic through line that runs through Dave Housley’s stories […]
Marys of the Sea by Joanna C. Valente 90 Pages ELJ Editions, 2016 ISBN:978-1-942-00425-7 Marys of the Sea, by Joanna C. Valente, maps out a shape of womanhood, gender, and […]
Bell brings together vast, apocalyptic worlds in some pieces and plumbs the depth of characters’ obsessions or anxieties in others.
The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen by Mark Shaw 336 Pages Post Hill Press, 2016 ISBN: […]
“Residents are asked to remain calm.” Isn’t that what we are still being asked to do? Medicated with Netflix binges and cheap goods from Amazon, not to mention all manner of mind-altering substances.
It’s all here: the machine guns, the bloody gang wars in Chicago, the St. Valentine Day’s Massacre, the prohibition era, the roaring Twenties, prostitution galore, the Northside Gang, crooked politicos, the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, hit men, the Outfit, Federal Court, the Income Tax evasion case, along with the multi-million dollar a year gambling, booze, and vice empires.
You’re welcome. It’s time again for former jmww fiction reviewer Michael B. Tager’s Best Books of 2016. Remember: this is compiled from Michael Tager’s own reading list and is not […]
There may never be justice for the crimes committed by family. Most often there is no court to challenge a family’s denial of any number or nature of transgressions. And when the victim is rendered silent, as Foy’s loquacious narrator feels, by this non-admission and history can go on being written by the aggressor, the winner, what then?
The entries are vulnerable, funny, and present a true to life mindset of a woman in her early twenties: A woman who deals with heartbreak, growing up, death, jobs, and the perils of a mouse-infested house.
Dana Cann has crafted three intricately twined narratives about people whose shared sense of grief brings them together and tears them apart, allowing the reader with an almost voyeuristic look at the coping methods of three very different, very damaged people.