Memoir Mini Reviews: Wiving, Negroland

Wiving is poet Caitlin Myer's memoir about growing up Mormon with a skewed view of relationships with men based on religious tenets and how her own experiences developed, and how that changed as she came into her own and achieved a form of independence. It also covers her relationship to her mentally ill mother and... Continue Reading →

The Many Phases of Michelle

Book review: Becoming, by Michelle Obama (Amazon / Book Depository) When you're First Lady, America shows itself to you in its extremes. Michelle Obama's life has had so many facets already: two Ivy League degrees, a successful career in corporate law, vice president of a hospital, nonprofit director, not to mention a mother, a role... Continue Reading →

A Reporter, A Newspaper, And A Rural Cold Case

Book review: Mary Jane's Ghost, by Ted Gregory Histories - call them stories if you like - never really end. It's more like they continue to unfold, but we've left them; they've ceased to resonate. Chicago Tribune¬†general assignment reporter Ted Gregory gets roped into the investigation and conspiracies of a fifty-year-old cold case while ruminating... Continue Reading →

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