Tag Archives | Dysfunctional relationships

Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

Mr. Peanut, by Adam Ross

Adam Ross, author of the acclaimed novel, Mr. Peanut, and former teacher at the prestigious Harpeth Hall Girls’ School in Nashville, Tennessee, has been nominated for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.  Presented annually by the British magazine Literary Review, the judges hope “to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant […]

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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is a wonderful writer.  I’ve read her short stories and love them.  But this novel, A Gate at the Stairs, I did not love. Tassie Keltjin is a student at a mid-western college in need of a job.  She signs on as a nanny for a middle-aged couple who adopt a biracial child.  […]

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My Sister’s Keeper by Jody Picoult

My Sister’s Keeper, Jody Picoult

If you like dark and dreary, cancer reoccurring and reoccurring and reoccurring, this is an okay book. Thirteen year old Anna Fitzgerald, conceived to be a donor for her dying sister Kate, scrapes up $168 to hire a lawyer.  In her short life she’s donated stem cells, lymphocytes, bone marrow, and granulocytes.  Now they want […]

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