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Entries from September 26th, 2010

Obedience reviewed by Jeff Swenson, Assistant Professor of English

September 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Fiction, Thrillers

As an English professor, I’ll admit I have a fascination with novels about college. Life in the academy is wonderful, but it’s rarely racy or uproariously funny, so I find often perverse pleasure in the depiction of that life as sultry, funny, or dangerous. In Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim, I reveled in the discomfort of [...]

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The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart reviewed by Elizabeth Zollinger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

September 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Fiction, Works in Translation

This is a charming coming of age story soaked with melancholy. Set in the late 19th century Europe, the narrator describes his formative years with a prosthetic heart. Teased and bullied at school for being different, the only escape for little Jack is the memory the beautiful near-sighted little singer who he has only met [...]

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In the Fullness reviewed by Joanne Bennardo, Class of 2009

September 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Memoir, Non-fiction

In the Fullness of Time is a well-constructed anthology that harmonizes a myriad of voices. Editors Emily W. Upham and Linda Gravenson challenge thirty-two women, ages 55 to 101, to share parts of their life stories. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe [...]

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