Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Mar 02

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine was a really good book. It is Native American literature and it is filled with disjointed short stories, coming together, as a tribe would from all angles. The characters are strong and vulnerable, believable and the stories pull on your heart strings. This is a book with a message. In this book we read about two families spanning many decades, in a...

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The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

Mar 03

I have been a long time fan of Alice Hoffman’s work. She has a delightful way of making life just a little bit more magical than others. She dips her pen in magical realism and writes very real, imperfectly perfect characters who you grow to really care about in her stories. She is really a talented author. Her latest book, The Red Garden, did not disappoint....

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Magical Realism

Oct 05

[El descanso del Guerrero], originally uploaded by Cirileta. One of my very favorite genres is “Magical Realism”. I find it fascinating and fun. You can address the most difficult, messy topics through the fantastical without overwhelming the reader.  So, what exactly is magical realism? It is a bit more complex than other genres to define, it definitely...

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