Imagine if each of us walked around with the pain we carry inside all fully transparent–we’d look a lot like bobbing heads atop Swiss cheese since our losses are many, and our inner selves still raw with ache. So when I picked up a debut novel with the intriguing title NORTHERN LIGHTS, I met a … More Northern Lights
If I earned a dollar each time I heard, “You’re a writer? I’ve always wanted to write a book,” I’d be living in a better house, driving a newer vehicle than my 2012 Mom-Mobile, and vacationing in exotic locales every year. Instead, this common statement both peeves and amuses me… It peeves because I’m laboring … More Foxy Bibliophile: Write Your Book in a Flash
Feeling like a blast from the past while you hole up in the house this winter? The first is as eerie as the latter is sweet. Both will make you glad you live in the 21st Century. The past may be intriguing, but there’s something to be said for modern conveniences.
Last Monday, I reviewed Jodi Picoult’s newest novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, which is little more than a pro-choice treatise impugning the privileged white man (cis male) as well as those whack-a-doodle Christians who are nuttier than Austin Powers’ coffee. I didn’t set out to follow up Picoult’s exercise in misery by reading another novel … More In the Matter of Life and Death
Bestselling author, Jodi Picoult has a plot formula that works for her. In each of her books, she tackles a specific controversial issue through the eyes of characters who find themselves in the cross-hairs of a given moral dilemma. Her latest novel is no exception. In Picoult’s SPARK OF LIGHT, characters grapple with the repercussions … More A Spark of Light or the Kiss of Death?