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Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta - Dispatches from Pluto
Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta - Dispatches from Pluto

Review: Not for me. Creeps me out reading about all the guns, animal and bird killing and the plateau African Americans reach socially in the south. I did appreciate the author's humor and can see how many liked the book. Read more

[Summary] The Nightingale: by Kristin Hannah
[Summary] The Nightingale: by Kristin Hannah

Review: Full of grammatical errors and whole paragraphs repeated, which made it annoying to read. The so-called questions for a book club look like a quiz for high-school freshmen to prove they had read the book; the questions had nothing to do with any issues worth discussing, which is what a book club is about. This summary was definitely not worth one cent. Book Sense, if you are going to publish summaries, at least use spell-check, stop padding the book out by repeating whole sections of text, and a... Read more

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches
Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

Review: Containing intricate prose, plenty of self-reflection and flagellation, this book hits its mark while somehow also missing it - the disjointedness of the narrative is not a mortal flaw, and I consider the vagueness of "the point" to be The Point, I just wish there were a few more... leaves on the trees, if that makes any sense. Read more

The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single)
The Heart of Haiku (Kindle Single)

Review: Jane Hirshfield's essay brings a reader a new appreciation of the elegance of Basho's verses. The master's gems gain both power and beauty when one learns of the context and conventions of their creation. Dozens of insights for only ninety-nine cents. Such a deal! Read more

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