Willy Vlautin: A Writer With A Big Heart (and a new book)

~post by Carolyn You can't go wrong with Willy Vlautin. His knack for speaking plainly about hard truths earns comparisons to John Steinbeck and Raymond Carver. (In fact it was a Carver story, Too Much Water So Close to Home, that inspired Vlautin to begin writing stories for the page.) This guy writes with a big heart. … Continue reading Willy Vlautin: A Writer With A Big Heart (and a new book)

Book Review: ‘The Ruins of Us’ by Keija Parssinen

Book: The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen Reviewed by: Jessica Keija Parssinen’s first novel, The Ruins of Us, is a story about a family’s fall from harmony into discord set in Saudi Arabia. Born in Saudi Arabia and having lived there for twelve years as a third generation expatriate, Parssinen's writing brings the intensity … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Ruins of Us’ by Keija Parssinen