MEN AND DOGS – Katie Crouch

Katie Crouch’s Men and Dogs (2010) drew my attention because of the title and the cover. While the cover meets the aesthetic of Crouch’s first novel, Girls in Trucks, (which I have not read) neither it nor the title suit this novel and I’ve been trying to reconcile the disconnect since reading the first chapter.Continue reading “MEN AND DOGS – Katie Crouch”

HORSE HEAVEN – Jane Smiley

There are some books that leave a lovely ache.  Some books that reach into your bones and squeeze until you say “NO MORE” but you keep reading anyway.  For me, Jane Smiley’s HORSE HEAVEN is one of those books.  Smiley is a talented author who can write with that perfect level of fervent passion thatContinue reading “HORSE HEAVEN – Jane Smiley”

Christopher Moore – Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

“Nobody’s perfect… Well, there was this one guy, but we killed him.” An only child, Christopher Moore spent much of his childhood in Ohio entertaining himself with books and his imagination; it paid off – big time. With titles like You Suck: A Love Story and Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings,Continue reading “Christopher Moore – Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal”