The words “crawled” and “screaming” are what stand out to me, two brutal choices that would cut open anyone and expose their most personal moments.
Overall, the writing is superb and the story has many interesting moments, but the focus on Sula and Nel takes away from much of the rich places Morrison could have gone.
Stories are the only way we can make that connection to a spiritual realm…
“But my grades — my brains –” Bobby struggled to express herself. “A teacher has to be smart.”
The characters in Only Ever Yours are terribly familiar. If you’ve ever been a devoted fan of the Sweet Valley Twins books like I was, you’ll remember the cast…
…but my mom said we couldn’t keep her. So I wrote a moving, construction-paper saga of a girl and her puppy.
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a graphic novel memoir by Alison Bechdel, of “Bechdel Test” fame (an idea that came from Bechdel’s comic strip Dykes… Read more “Fun Home”
Last week, I reviewed Jenny Lawson’s first memoir, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir). Since then, my number of visitors to Grab the Lapels has… Read more “Furiously Happy”
Gag by Melissa Unger Pages: 141 Publisher: Roundfire Books Released: 2014 Gag starts out with a simple idea: Peter, a native of Brooklyn, stopped eating 15 years… Read more “Gag”
Of Marriageable Age is a saga (546 pages) by Guyanese author Sharon Maas. The book was originally published by Harper Collins in 2000, but Maas has re-released… Read more “Of Marriageable Age”