Keija Parssinen Will Sign YOUR Book!

  Keija Parssinen, award-winning author of the novel Ruins of Us, is set to launch a brand new novel next month. The Unravling of Mercy Louis is set in southeast Texas and follows the life of the town's championship high school basketball player, Mercy Louis, as she confronts the consequences of family secrets scrutinized by a small town. Maggie … Continue reading Keija Parssinen Will Sign YOUR Book!

Top Shelf in February: GET IN TROUBLE by Kelly Link

Top Shelf in February: Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link Reviewed by Ben It’s always hard to review a book that has been so lauded. Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Waters, Michael Chabon, Yiyun Li, Peter Straub kick off a list of those who have already demonstrated their esteem for Kelly Link’s work, so adding my … Continue reading Top Shelf in February: GET IN TROUBLE by Kelly Link

AFTERPARTY: Truly Mind-Bending Science Fiction

Afterparty  by Daryl Gregory  Reviewed by Raul Gregory's exhilarating new book, Afterparty, draws you into an engaging story that plays on some powerful themes. The underlying idea of what people seek in religion is exactly what makes this story so powerful. Is God real or just a thought in our heads? Parables highlight the background of the characters and … Continue reading AFTERPARTY: Truly Mind-Bending Science Fiction

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)