Review:The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

In middle school, everything happens. Your body begins to change. Your heart begins to change. Your life begins to change. And these changes can seem like betrayals. Parents become fallible. … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

A gold pocketwatch that keeps perfect time

Am in the middle of Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles, and continue to be haunted by something that happens within the first 70 pages or so. The narrator, an 11-year-old … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

To hear the softly spoken magic spells

Steal time to write, as if time is a commodity, something to hoard and, well, steal. From my children and from my friends and even from myself, trading in television … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Let’s not stop and smell the roses

Some days feel elastic, like hours have more in them than 60 minutes. And then some days, like yesterday, feel like hours have fewer than 30 minutes in them, and … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

What you can’t change

Poetry and other books can save your life. Or so these carefully (or not so, in some cases) words saved Jeanette Winterson’s life when she was homeless (not homeless, she’d … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

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