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Title: The history of love
By: Nicole Krauss
This is a beautiful story about love, loss, and memory. The first narrator (and central character), Leo Gursky, is an old Jewish man in New York who is recalling his youth in Poland and his life as a writer. Leo is wonderful: funny, cantankerous and imaginative. He is one of ... [Read more]
Posted by Logophile on Feb. 24, 2014
By: Juliet Marillier
Juliet Marillier’s fantasy fiction employs what is for me an irresistible blend of adventure, romance, and fairy magic. Her Shadowfell series is set in the invented medieval kingdom of Alban, which physically and culturally strongly resembles Scotland. Alban is ruled by a tyrant whose forces are systematically rounding up or ... [Read more]
Posted by Logophile on Dec. 15, 2013
Tags: fiction, teen fiction
Title: The Snow Child
By: Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child is the first novel by Alaskan Eowyn Ivey. Set in Alaska in the 1920s, it is a retelling of a Russian folktale. In the traditional tale, a childless couple makes a little girl out of snow, and she comes to life. In Ivey’s novel, hardworking homesteaders Mabel ... [Read more]
Posted by Logophile on Nov. 25, 2013
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