CCLaP Fridays: By Way of Water, by Charlotte Gullick

This week I review “By Way of Water,” by Charlotte Gullick, about a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses living in timber country in the Seventies. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: By Way of Water, by Charlotte Gullick

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Apocryphal by Lisa Marie Basile @ thethepoetryblog

Lisa Marie Basile’s “Apocryphal” exists in that Nabokovian twilight between childhood and adulthood. Between these realms one confronts monsters and the monolithic oppression of tradition. This is “Alice in Wonderland” re-imagined as a harrowing nightmare journey, a poodle-skirted damsel thrown into the jaws of a slavering beast, who may be the speaker’s father. What remains are fragments, memories, and fantasies strewn about or reconfigured. Continue reading Apocryphal by Lisa Marie Basile @ thethepoetryblog

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Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy, by Christopher Sandford @ NYJB

In Harold and Jack: the Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister MacMillan and President Kennedy, “Mr. Sandford expertly uses historical and archival material to make Kennedy’s and Macmillan’s Special Relationship come to life.” Continue reading Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy, by Christopher Sandford @ NYJB

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