Patrick Wensink, an author who recently moved here from Portland, Ore., spent his childhood in rural Ohio mostly alone entertaining himself with his strange thoughts.
This time it’s with Dickens
The Last Dickens
Divinity Rose adds author to her list of many talents
It’s not easy to pin down Divinity Rose.
By George Carlin, Tony Hendra. Free Press; 294 pgs., $26.99.
Featuring extended interview
“We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”
Baby, Let’s Play House
By Alanna Nash. It Books; 702 pgs., $27.99. Release date: Jan. 5, 2010
'Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction'
I’m always filled with a slight sense of nervousness when picking up a posthumous collection of unpublished fiction by a well-respected author.
The office politics and drama behind making a cartoon
The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
By John Ortved. Faber and Faber Inc.; 332 pgs., $27.
The Year of The Flood
By Margaret Atwood. Knopf Doubleday Publishing; 448 pgs.; $26.95.
Barbara Kingsolver on politics, place and her ambitious new novel
Her writing is expansive; Barbara Kingsolver has written about everything from missionary work in Africa to how to eat out of your own backyard.