Archives For Fiction

 

Stories of Obsession and Experience
 
A Brief Review of 
 

Recycled Glass: And Other Stories
Fred McGavran

Paperback: Glass Lyre Press, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]
 
 
Reviewed by Anna Kasik
 
 
 
Horlach Spencer, a greedy financial adviser, shows up three times throughout Fred McGavran’s short story collection, Recycled Glass and Other Stories. When we first meet this character, in “Larson Bennett and the Flight into Egypt,” he has set up a laptop outside the room of a dying man, Larson Bennett. Spencer is showing Bennett’s family how their inheritance will be affected depending on whether Bennett dies before or after the first of the year. The death tax expires on the first, so if Bennett lives until then, his family will save millions of dollars in taxes—and Spencer will earn thousands of dollars from his one percent management fee.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

Future Home of the Living God: A Novel

Louise Erdrich

*** Read the NY Times review of this novel

 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings

Wendell Berry

*** Read an excerpt of this book

 

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Today (October 26th) marks the birthday of one of the most significant living writers here in Indiana, Scott Russell Sanders. Best known for his essays, Sanders has also written fiction, and picture books for children. His work will be of interest to readers of Wendell Berry’s work.

LISTEN to a talk that Sanders gave
on the importance of Public Libraries

Scott Russell Sanders’ 
Favorite Classics to Re-Read

 

In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to his work.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)  A Conservationist Manifesto

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

Sacred Strangers: What the Bible’s Outsiders Can Teach Christians

Nancy Haught

 

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Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!

While these audiobooks are available through Audible.com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!

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Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)

 

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart

Christena Cleveland

Read by: Randye Kaye
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The Short Lists of Finalists in the Running for 2017 National Book Awards, were announced today…

 

How many of these have you read?

Who would you pick as the winner in each category?
(We’ve marked our guess with *** )

[ Fiction ] [ NonFiction ]  [ Poetry ] [ Young People ]

 

Fiction:

 

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A great interview with Alice McDermott
about her new novel:

 

The Ninth Hour: Novel
Alice McDermott

Hardback:  FSG Books, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ] [ Amazon ]
 

Give this interview with Scott Simon a listen… 

 
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

Five-Carat Soul: Stories

James McBride

 

*** Read a review from The Seattle Times

 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

Toni Morrison

 

*** Read an excerpt that ran in The New Yorker

 

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