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The Rituals of Reenactment

Novelist Chris Bachelder’s The Throwback Special centers on a specific conceit

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Chris Bachelder’s latest novel, The Throwback Special, centers its narrative on a very specific idea: 22 guys who gather every year to reenact the play in which Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann’s leg was shattered during a Monday Night Football game in November 1985.    

Lit: Chris Bachelder

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Author and University of Cincinnati professor Chris Bachelder’s latest comic novel, The Throwback Special, centers on a group of guys who meet every year to reenact one of the most gruesome injuries in sports history.  

Kim Harrison: Making Memories and Connections

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
It’s a sultry, late-August afternoon and the acclaimed, wildly popular New York Times-bestselling author Kim Harrison is explaining why she decided to cross over into a new literary genre by writing the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller The Drafter, the first of The Peri Reed Chronicles trilogy.   

Lit: Kim Harrison

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
It’s a sultry, late-August afternoon and the acclaimed, wildly popular New York Times-bestselling author Kim Harrison is explaining why she decided to cross over into a new literary genre by writing the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller The Drafter, the first of The Peri Reed Chronicles trilogy.  

Chris Abani's Vehicle for Hope

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The theme of The Mercantile Library’s Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture series is “writing to change the world.” Few writers live up to that idea better than Chris Abani, who was imprisoned in his native Nigeria after the publication of his first novel, 1985’s Masters of the Board.   

Word Wizard

Michael Griffith’s latest novel employs a dazzling array of stylistic quirks

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Michael Griffith’s singular new novel, Trophy, opens with this succinct sentence: “Vada Prickett is a corpse.” What follows is not nearly as blunt or immediately discernible — a wild, meta-licious ride rife with puns, crafty word play, digressions, metaphors, tangents and puzzles, all of which eventually lead back to Vada, a 29-year-old “Hose Associate” at a car wash in South Carolina.  

Immaculata on Mt. Adams (Review)

James Steiner [Mt. Adams Publishing]

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Author Jim Steiner has done more than write the history of a church — he has demonstrated the flavor of a small neighborhood deeply steeped in Catholicism but divided by heritage.  

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