Monthly Archives: May 2013

Shelf Awareness for Readers Review: Love Among the Particles: Stories, by Norman Lock

My review of Norman Lock‘s story collection Love Among the Particles (Bellevue Literary Press, $14.95, paperback, 9781934137642) was published in the current Shelf Awareness for Readers. I loved this collection.  Kirkus gave it a starred review, and it was an Atlantic Wire Spring Book … Continue reading


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Notes on reviewing Books: The Millions, The New Yorker, and Christian Wiman

Critic Michael Bourne in The Millions has an excellent piece on book reviewing, where he discusses how the digital age has changed their purpose and scope.  Typical reviews typically opened with a brief context-setting introduction;, followed by a thumbnail outline, … Continue reading

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Review: Gish Jen, Tiger Writing

Here and below is my review of Gish Jen”s Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self, published by Harvard University Press in March; it ran in today’s Shelf Awareness for Readers. Gish Jen’s elegant and wide-ranging Tiger Writing–a collection … Continue reading

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