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Book Review: A Visit from the Goon Squad

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Review by Lisa Levine “A Visit From the Goon Squad” isn’t a must-read for MFA craft classes, but it should be.  The recognition Jennifer Egan’s fifth book is receiving this year ought to remove any doubt that she is a writer to learn from.  Her layered

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Review: 127 Hours

I’ve only recently, as an English teacher, become familiar with the idea of “author’s intent.” For some reason, I never had to learn this phrase until nowish. Questions like “What was the intended message” and “How did the author get the reader to find his meaning” always sort of seemed beside the point to me.

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Two Part Review: The Wilding by Ben Percy (Part Two)

Continued from previous post A different encounter with nature is embodied by Justin’s wife, Karen, who feels nature come to her.  Her story is less detailed, but it foils the men’s in that she becomes prey instantly. Owls fly in through fireplace on more than one occasion. Men, both old entrepreneurs and slime in pick-up

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Two Part Review: SoundQuest Fest (Part Two)

Continued from previous post. Erik Wollo, a Norwegian guitarist, played after the break. His music made me think of when you are shown videos in health class that begin with sun-spotted footage of people rock climbing. The camera pans around them to show the canyon and to remind you that the canyon is dangerous. The

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