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Alice Munro: “Lives of Girls and Women”

“Lives of Girls and Women” is the sixth piece in Alice Munro’s second book, Lives of Girls and Women. For an overview with links to reviews of the other pieces in this book, please click here. Trevor "Changes and Ceremonies," the prior piece in Lives of Girls and Women, was suggestive of sex and a boy's capacity to destroy. In that story, Del, [...]

By | February 5th, 2014|Categories: Alice Munro|3 Comments

Galway Kinnell: “Gravity”

Galway Kinnell’s “Gravity” was first published in the January 20, 2014 issue of The New Yorker and is available here for subscribers. The prophetic tone of Galway Kinnell’s “Gravity” has held my attention for the past few weeks. Kinnell’s National Book Award and Pulitzer were awarded decades ago, and since then he has also won the Wallace Stevens Award and a [...]

By | February 4th, 2014|Categories: Galway Kinnell|8 Comments

Zadie Smith: “Moonlit Landscape with Bridge”

Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage. Zadie Smith’s “Moonlit Landscape with Bridge” was originally published in the February 10, 2014 issue of The New Yorker. Click for a larger image. Trevor I've always felt a bit out-of-step when it comes to Zadie Smith. I like her writing quite a lot, but [...]

By | February 3rd, 2014|Categories: New Yorker Fiction, Zadie Smith|13 Comments

Andrea Barrett: “The Investigators”

Andrea Barrett's "The Investigators" is the first story in her short story collection Archangel (2013), which is a finalist for this year's The Story Prize. "The Investigators" was first published in issue 18 (Summer 2013) of A Public Space. Review copy courtesy of W.W. Norton. I'm a big fan of Andrea Barrett. She has a degree in biology [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|Categories: Andrea Barrett|1 Comment

ALA Youth Media Award Winners

Today the American Library Association announced its 2014 youth media award winners, which includes, among other awards, the Newbery Medal, the Caldecott Medal, and the Printz Award. Here are those winners (I'd link to their website for a list of all winners, but their website has always been atrocious and hard to access -- it's no different this morning). John [...]

By | January 27th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

Episode 11: J.L. Carr’s A Month in the Country

NYRB Classics published their edition of A Month in the Country in October of 2000, and it is the book we’ll be talking about in Episode 11 of The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast. I'm going to get nostalgic for a moment. It's only been about five years, but I remember feeling cold back in February 2009. I don't like [...]

By | January 27th, 2014|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments