Fiction

Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

This adaptation of a traditional children’s song features a little boy singing as he searches the house for his dog, in order to give him a walk.  (The boy, with his orange hair and circular glasses frames, reminds me a bit of Sherman of “Mr.

The Mall

The Mall

The Mall is a psychological horror story that grabbed my attention from the start and held it all the way through to the end.  The main characters, Rhoda and Dan, take turns narrating.

A Spool of Blue Thread

"A Spool of Blue Thread" is the 20th novel written by the prolific Anne Tyler.  The Pulitzer Prize-winning author casts her words in the direction of family dynamics surrounding three generations of Whitshanks who take turns living in patriarch Junior's home: handcrafted by his own construction company in the 1930's.  Upon Junior and Linnie Mae's passing, Red and Abby Whitshank take residence in the same space on Bouton Road in Baltimore, Maryland.  Here, they raised four children atop the same floorboards where the grandchildren now run.

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