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blytherusling has commented on (3) products.

Church of the Dog by Kaya McLaren
Church of the Dog

blytherusling, October 7, 2008

What can I say? I'm a sucker for the magical realism genre, and Church of the Dog fit the bill perfectly. While Kaya McLaren's effort does exhibit the fits and starts of a first novel, the underlying story of hope and forgiveness makes it a worthwhile read.
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The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Sugar Queen

blytherusling, October 4, 2008

No highbrow literature here, just a sugary treat meant to be gobbled up along with some cookies and hot chocolate on a cold and rainy day. Which is exactly what I just did with Sarah Addison Allen's "Sugar Queen." A poignant, fun and magical ride that will leave you craving the next book.
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Skywater by Melinda Popham

blytherusling, September 28, 2008

I read Skywater when I was in college the first time, and revisited it years later when I was finishing my degree. It is a deeply affecting story that stays with the reader long after closing the book. I often find myself making connections to the adventures of Brand X and his band of fellow coyotes traveling across the Arizona desert. It is one of the most realistic and convincing "animal point-of-view" stories I have ever come across in that difficult genre. No stereotypical Hollywood endings will be found in this book. Skywater is a beautiful and touching allegory of our times set against the vanishing Southwestern landscape. Again, I find myself looking for a copy of Skywater to share with friends.
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