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Reading Robertson Davies: The Cunning Man

Posted August 30, 2020 by Lory in reviews / 6 Comments
Reading Robertson Davies: The Cunning Man

Robertson Davies, The Cunning Man (1994) For this year’s Robertson Davies Reading Weekend, I wanted to revisit Davies’s last novel — which, of course, he could not have known to be the last; he had begun to draft a new novel at the time of his death, so it seems he intended to at least […]

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Nonfiction Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score

Posted March 22, 2020 by Lory in reviews / 9 Comments
Nonfiction Book Review: The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma (2014) In keeping with my resolution to read more nonfiction this year — ideally, not only memoir or biography — I made my way through this book in the first couple of months of 2020. It took […]

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New Release Review: The Maze at Windermere

Posted March 18, 2018 by Lory in reviews / 10 Comments
New Release Review: The Maze at Windermere

Gregory Blake Smith, The Maze at Windermere (2018) As regular readers of this blog know, I have the joy and honor of being a graduate of Carleton College (model for Blackstock College in the novel Tam Lin – click on the link for a tour). So when I learned one of my favorite professors in […]

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Brooding about the Brontes: The Eyre Affair

Posted April 22, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 22 Comments
Brooding about the Brontes: The Eyre Affair

Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair (2002) When The Eyre Affair first came out, I was doubtful. It sounded like an overly cutesy idea to me: in an alternate universe, agent Thursday Next (ugh, that name!) is after criminal mastermind Acheron Hades (ugh, again) who’s figured out how to enter books and capture fictional characters, such […]

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