Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

While waiting for Sherman Alexie's newest title, my Five Star Friday recommendation is War Dances, the 2010 winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction.  While we have many titles of of his to choose from (see below), this collection of short stories, poems, and short works is one of my favorites. Publisher's Summary: Sherman Alexie delivers a … Continue reading Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, by Brenda Wineapple

It is definitely closing in on the darkest and coldest days of the season, so my Five Star Friday recommendation is to grab some tea and warm up with the poetry of my favorite poet, Emily Dickinson.  In the book, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Brenda Wineapple not only … Continue reading White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, by Brenda Wineapple

Poetry

It's Friday, meaning I'm supposed to pick a title and share all the reasons why I think you should read it.  This isn't a hard task; there's so many good books out there, the problem is often simply trying to decide what to choose.  But even if a book rocks my world, there's no guarantee … Continue reading Poetry