Harbach, Chad, Ed. MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction. New York: n+1/Faber and Faber, 2014. Print. Genre: nonfiction Summary: A collection of essays where editors, writers, publicists, professors, agents, and others debate the nature of the American literary scene. Perspectives clash! Critique: According to Harbach (author of The Art of Fielding), the… Continue reading MFA vs NYC by Chad Harbach, Ed.
Meloy, Ellen. Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild. New York: Pantheon Books, 2005. Print. Genre: nonfiction Summary: Meloy spends a full season tracking the big horn sheep of the Southwest. The task is not easy. The animals are going extinct and can hide faster than dissipating smoke. She observes them while observing… Continue reading Eating Stone by Ellen Meloy
Brosgol, Vera. Anya’s Ghost. New York: First Second, 2011. Print. Genre: YA graphic novel Summary: Anya struggles to hide her Russian accent and all the embarrassing signs of “difference.” She is mostly friendless, under-achieving, and burdened with bad habits and poor self-image. A tumble down into an old well presents Anya with a new friend: a… Continue reading Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol