Home Alone Together

Home Alone Together

In Owl At Home, Arnold Lobel’s 1975 illustrated early reader, solitary Owl scolds winter for coming into his house. He is frightened by a creature under his covers, which turns out to be his feet. He makes himself cry in order to enjoy a pot of tear-water tea. He runs...
Living with Ghosts: On Exile

Living with Ghosts: On Exile

Publisher’s Note Liz Jacobs’s fiction debut, a two-book series titled Abroad, will release from Brain Mill Press beginning in late June. Abroad features an ensemble of university students in London, and the emotional and romantic arc follows a central character...
Time, Rhythm, and Life

Time, Rhythm, and Life

I don’t know how far back memories can go to infancy, but I think that most of us can at least imagine a time before we became aware of time. When we’re infants the world is a crib, our parents, and the people we rely on to keep us alive. We have no concept of time;...
The Pleasures of Disrupted Reading

The Pleasures of Disrupted Reading

Summer-wise, most of my reading is done in a hammock, slung under the grapevine, where the shade deepens from June to August. This summer I set myself a few tasks: reread some favorites (the novels of Siri Hustvedt), find some shorter books (poetry, mixed genre,...

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