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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



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A Day and a Night and a Day (P.S.) by Glen Duncan
A Day and a Night and a Day (P.S.)

Bev Melven, July 24, 2011

10 pages in and I was already blown away. His writing reminds me of William Gibson, somehow - impressively unique and spot-on descriptions of familiar places and objects. I'm thinking I'll need to read everything he's written...
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The Girl with No Shadow (P.S.) by Joanne Harris
The Girl with No Shadow (P.S.)

Bev Melven, July 21, 2011

This book is more of Joanne Harris at her best. It was wonderful to revisit Vianne and Anouk five years after Chocolat, complete with magic and the truths we all ignore. Harris never disappoints!
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The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

Bev Melven, March 27, 2011

This book was fantastic. I love that it has pictures, drawings, scribbling in the margins, and various other things that a real journal would have. It's the 'journal' of a young boy with an obsession for maps, using them to try and make sense of the world around him. The writing is top-notch and the story never slows. Read it, you won't be sorry
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Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg (P.S.) by Michael Perry
Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg (P.S.)

Bev Melven, July 31, 2010

Michael Perry is a perfect blend of manly-man and vulnerable artist. Perry writes beautifully and powerfully about life - his life in particular. Marriage, becoming a father, building a chicken coop, the death of friends and family, the need to be smarter than your pigs, religious ambiquity - no subject is out-of-bounds and everything comes back to how crazy, precious and fantastic every day is. Everyone can find something to love in this book.
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Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan J Douglas
Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media

Bev Melven, February 13, 2010

This book does a great job of describing, examining and critiquing the media images aimed at women over the last 60 years. She shares both a critical perspective and a personal viewpoint on why they were important and how they affected - not just her - but generations of women. Equally at home in your personal or classroom library.
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