Keep on Fighting

Dorothy H. Christenson (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
This slim volume tells a remarkable story in such undecorated prose, the reader sometimes must go back to read again before grasping the meaning of what’s just happened.   

Slow Burn

Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Andrew Welsh-Huggins has got their number — the number that relates to classic hard-boiled mystery novels with flawed heroes; complicated goings-on that come clear only in the final pages; love affairs a long way from first love but more interesting than that well-traveled route; and an ending that brings you up short by way of revealing things, logical but surprising, that neither you nor the central character guessed.  

Out of the Mountains (Review)

Meredith Sue Willis, Ohio Univerisity Press

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 11, 2010
A benefit of our shortened attention spans is the re-emergence of the short story. That pleasurable form of fiction, sliced thinner than a novel but at its best equally compelling, for a decade or two languished out of fashion but returns full of ginger. In Out of the Mountains, Meredith Sue Willis gives her characters the juice of life. Some turn up in more than one story, prompting the pleasure of recognition.  

Under Ohio: The Story of Ohio's Rocks and Fossils (Review)

Charles Ferguson Barker (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
That kid -- you know, the one who collects rocks and digs a hole in the backyard just to see what's there -- will like this book. Author Charles Ferguson Barker is a geologist who, I suspect, never got over wanting to know what he'd find if he dug a hole.