Buzzed Books #6: Writing (Not-So-) Magical Realism
Buzzed Books #6 by Alise Hamilton Writing (not-so)Magical Realism Within these fifteen stories, a girl sews the stripes back onto tigers, a boy can’t recognize faces, a teacher attempts to explain the origins of the universe, and mysterious, yet ordinary, objects keep appearing in one American family’s home. Aimee Bender is well known as a… Continue reading
Buzzed Books #5: Taking Setting off the Sidelines
Buzzed Books #5 by Alise Hamilton Taking Setting off the Sidelines Many authors, from James Joyce to Annie Proulx, have used place as a device for linking stories. Debut author Kristiana Kahakauwila follows in that tradition with six stories set across the islands of Hawai’i in her new collection, This is Paradise. This is Paradise… Continue reading
Buzzed Books #4: Why all Writers Should be Paying Attention to YA
Buzzed Books #4 by Alise Hamilton Why all Writers Should be Paying Attention to Young Adult Literature I first took note of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe during the ALA awards last winter, when it won the Pura Belpre Award, the Stonewall Book Award and was named as a Printz Honor Book.… Continue reading
Buzzed Books #1: Mastering the Dinner Party, Dialogue, and First Person Narrators
Buzzed Books #1 by Alise Hamilton Mastering the Dinner Party, Dialogue, and First Person Narrators Recommendation: Bobcat And Other Stories by Rebecca Lee Bobcat is a collection of seven short stories so rich and expansive they leave the reader walks away feeling she has read seven novels. Rebecca Lee manages to fit an amazing scope in… Continue reading
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