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JISimpson has commented on (2) products.

God Is Dead by Ron Currie Jr
God Is Dead

JISimpson, July 26, 2007

I've been enjoying Ron's award-winning fiction for a few years now. He's a gifted, highly imaginative and very generous writer, and with this critically acclaimed and powerful debut, we see the emergence of a major new talent.

In the words of National Book Critics Circle president John Freeman, prepared to be "blind-sided by the iron skillet of Currie's imagination." This book is enjoyably devastating on so many levels, and will haunt you long after you've finished it.
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Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy: Reading, Constructing, Connecting by Toby Daspit
Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy: Reading, Constructing, Connecting

JISimpson, October 5, 2006

Elizabeth Strout's second novel (her first was the heartbreaking Amy & Isabelle) focuses on the life of Congregational minister Tyler Caskey as he struggles to keep his equilibrium after a family tragedy. Strout writes about the ordinary with a grace and ease that makes even the most heart-wrenching scenes enjoyable to read. She seamlessly slips into the lives of Tyler's congregation as they go about their lives, deal with their own troubles, and how they ultimately come to their minister's rescue when it seems all is nearly lost for him and his two young daughters.

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