Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

I'm a huge Irving fan. I don't even know how many of his books I've read. However, sometimes one of these heavy tomes of his leaves me thinking that an editor is probably afraid to hack up one of John Irving's manuscripts. I thought this one could do with some...

Reflecting

Gwen Nell Westerman read at South Central College today--as part of the Sakatah series. She was a gift. Her language, her poetry, her humor, her pathos, all blended together so each poem was a gift: an encapsulated story-image that pulled at our heartstrings. I felt...

Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Guess you can see I lifted the image off Amazon, huh? THIS has been the singular biggest surprise of all the Newbery books I've read so far on Sabbatical. I LOVE this book! First, the protagonist is immediately likeable, and by the...

Criss Cross

Criss Cross

This book may not appeal to everyone. The first chapter made me wonder how on earth it won the Newbery. Second chapter, more of the same. By the third chapter, I was mezmerized. Reading this book was like being immersed in a beautiful flowing stream of...

Fiela's Child

Fiela's Child

Fiela's Child by Dalene Mathee moved me as only a few books do. I've enclosed the snyopsis from Dalene Matthee's website (though the author passed away in 2005) because once I'd read this, I knew I couldn't summarize it better. It's a book that I was thinking about...

Kira-Kira, by by Cynthia Kadohata, another Newbery

Kira-Kira, by by Cynthia Kadohata, another Newbery

Overview from Barnes and Noble: kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the...

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