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Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

I’ve been fortunate lately: one top-notch book after another. Makes it easy to do a book review! This one proves...

True Grit by Charles Portis

Some of us remember the original movie (you know–John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn), and more of us are probably familiar...

Time Flies

Daylight savings this past weekend. Didn’t we just fall back, like yesterday? I remember when old people I knew (my...

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay by Michael Chabon

I’m not sure why it took me so long to get to this treasure of a book. It’s been out...

Reflections on a Plague

The word nightmare is used too frequently and casually in describing merely disagreeable events. But today’s incident in Connecticut fits the word...

Thin Wood Walls Goes Global

It’s always good news when something you’ve written and are proud of gets noticed (in a positive way, at least)....

Hello, TLA Conference Attendees!

It was great seeing you at TLA for the “The Allure of YA Dystopias” panel. Those of you who attended...

On My Way to the Sudoku

On my way to the Sudoku I glance at the obituary page and see a familiar smile on a familiar...

Good News for Epitaph Road

EPITAPH ROAD has been officially nominated for the 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee’s consideration. The BFYA list is the...

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