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The Immensity of Small Things: A Literary Review of Gretel Ehrlich’s Solace of Open Spaces

By Kate Scowsmith The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich is an autobiographical account of the author’s experiences dealing with grief in the open planes of Wyoming. After losing someone dear to her, Gretel sets out to love life again by abandoning her creature comforts in the city. Working as a sheepherder, Gretel was … Continue reading

When Good Guys Go Bad and Back Again: The Complex Characters of George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons

by Andrea Huse In George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, many different characters are struggling for political power, revenge, or survival. Martin has created a very complex world with many interwoven story lines, telling the story through the eyes of … Continue reading

A Sad Story That Needs No Sympathy: A review of Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

by Jessica Harrington Nick Flynn has an impressive resume. Some Ether (2000) and Blind Huber (2002) are the first two books of poetry he put out; the former won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and he received  fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress for the latter. His first memoir, which I am … Continue reading

A Spoonful of Laughter Makes the Medicine Go Down: A Review of A.J. Jacobs’ Drop Dead Healthy

by Tempra Board Laughing is good for your health, which is why you should read humor writer and self-experimenter A.J. Jacobs’ newest book, Drop Dead Healthy. I’m a fan of Jacobs. I first discovered him while standing in the humor aisle at Barnes and Noble one Christmas, looking for a book for my stepdad. The … Continue reading

Noah Lukeman Says It the Write Way

by Robyn Stafford As a writer I crave knowledge to understand ways to become not ‘just’ a writer, but an excellent writer who has confidence in my work. Having struggled with learning challenges due to a head injury, I have come to know my weaknesses and take joy in my strengths. My desire is to … Continue reading

Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’: A Must Read for the Aspiring Writer

by Jesse Davis Stephen King’s On Writing begins with a message from Mr. King assuring the reader that what they have in their hands is not a biography, but a trade book designed to help them learn from his experiences and develop into a stronger writer. He also makes recommendations towards some other books that … Continue reading