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*tolmsted puts down David Maine’s The Gamble of the Godless and picks up her Great Fantasy Novel Checklist.* Inexperienced young hero in possession of great power of which he is initially unaware – check. A world familiar enough to be comfortable, but strange enough to be intriguing – check. A pantheon of gods unique to […]Read Post ›
The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: A Novel is Jerome Charyn’s love letter to the poet. He admits as much in his author’s note. His attachment is not unusual. Others have attempted first person, fictionalized accounts of Dickinson’s life. What is astonishing is the skill with which he assumes the voice of the poet, completely […]Read Post ›
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