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United States of Books – Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

United States of Books – Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

      Entertainment Weekly chose Geek Love for Oregon. The magazine said, “A twisted couple populate their freak show with their own children in this modern classic. It’s weird, carnivalesque, and unnerving: not unlike Portland on a given night. Need more? Kurt Cobain was a fan.” Source: Audible Audiobook, […]

Posted November 28, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

United States of Books – Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

  State – West Virginia SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track. REVIEW By Elisha – Rainy Day Reviews This won the […]

Posted November 21, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

United States of Books – Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

  The United States of Books the State of North Dakota Reviewer ~ Teri at Sportochick’s Musings   Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich     ~ Synopsis ~ The first of Louise Erdrich’s polysymphonic novels set in North Dakota — a fictional landscape that, in Erdrich’s hands, has become iconic — Love Medicine […]

Posted November 21, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – A Death in the Family by James Agee

United States of Books – A Death in the Family by James Agee

  State – Tennessee SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) Published in 1957, two years after its author’s death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay […]

Posted November 14, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

Author Tuesday Interview – Mia Siegert

Author Tuesday Interview – Mia Siegert

    It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday! This week we are featuring an interview with Mia Siegert author of Jerkbait (see my review here). It currently has a 4.7 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to her interview we are giving […]

Posted November 8, 2016 by Laura in Author Tuesday, Giveaway / 0 Comments

Well Hello There

Well Hello There

    Hey all. Just a quick note to let you all know I have not disappeared. I have had some medical challenges the last few weeks. I am going in for a biopsy tomorrow (Wednesday the 9th of November) and that has taken all of my focus. I have […]

Posted November 8, 2016 by Laura in General Life / 1 Comment

United States of Books – House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

United States of Books – House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

  State – New Mexico SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads.com) The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a proud stranger in his native land. He was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the […]

Posted November 7, 2016 by Laura in United States of Books / 0 Comments

United States of Books – Spartina by John Casey

United States of Books – Spartina by John Casey

    This week takes us to Rhode Island with Spartina by John Casey. Entertainment Weekly says – Dick Pierce works in Narragansett Bay, but his true passion is is the unfinished boat in his backyard. The tale may be standard, but Casey’s lyrical descriptions of the Rhode Island sea […]

Posted October 31, 2016 by Laura in Reviews, United States of Books / 0 Comments