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This one is a discursive, smart, self aware science fiction. But soon enough, they are urging the teller to get on with it and reveal what happens next. The discerning reader will doubtless agree. Spread the joy! At least half the 10 tales in his new collection are prime eccentric Waldrop. Every writer is unique. Alan is like a superhero made up of the best parts of half a dozen of our favorite writers. We added Reading Group Questions to the former and the latter includes an author interview carried out by none other than Sara Paretsky.
These two sort of mysteries are filled with bon mots, memorable characters, and the strangeness of the s, s, and s. There is nothing as haunting as the last line of The Poison Oracle. Hope to see you there! December 19, The Empty Globe p. Betalevel behind Full House Restaurant N.
Hill St. If you miss those, catch both authors on le twitttttr: Susan , Sofia. Wed 4 Dec - Filed under: Not a Journal. Mon 18 Nov - Filed under: Not a Journal. Are you curious about how a manuscript becomes a book? But instead of the portents of an angry god, what she finds there is something numinous, complicated, and radiantly human.
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts, she is also an editor and writing coach. Click here for a map. Mon 11 Nov - Filed under: Not a Journal. On Wednesday there are two readings for you to drop all and get your plane tickets for. How will you decide which to go to? Flip a coin? I knew the basic history of the period, including a bit about Jonathan Edwards, and frankly, thought it dull. For those in the middle or left side of the country, Alan DeNiro is also reading on Wednesday night.
He is reading at 7 pm at SubText: a Bookstore in St. Paul, MN.
Paul, Minn. Fri 8 Nov - Filed under: Not a Journal. Some companies want to be your always and everything, these shops want to find you a good book. Ok, maybe sell you a mug , too! More here. Thu 31 Oct - Filed under: Not a Journal. Which reminded me about two more good interviews.
Nathan Ballingrud at the Weird Fiction Review :. It does not reinforce the status quo. Horror fiction should harshly interrogate everything that makes us feel content.
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Kelly Link at Gigantic :. Susan Stinson at Lambda Literary :. All of the characters in the book are outside of my time. Once I knew that, it became clear that I needed to enter as deeply as I could into the minds and lives of the characters who were slaves in the household. Anything else would be a terrible omission based on fear. Several characters in the book are slaves. Jonathan Edwards owned slaves, a historical fact that Edwards enthusiasts sometimes ignore.
So, I did my best. Thu 24 Oct - Filed under: Not a Journal. What the interwebs version does not show is the lovely picture of Susan and her book. Hope all is well but I do not know if we will ever see those books again! The second, much better item, was an interview with Susan by her good friend Sally Bellerose on Lambda Literary.
The experience led Stinson, who works as a writing coach and has published three previous novels, to begin lengthy research on Edwards, on local history, and on daily life in Colonial America. Edwards himself is something of an absent-minded professor, a man who lives a good deal of the time in his head, writing for hours and often neglecting his appearance. He was dear to her, but so strange. Wed 23 Oct - Filed under: Not a Journal. Tue 15 Oct - Filed under: Not a Journal. Great news for Susan Stinson: Spider in a Tree has just received its fourth trade review and the best was saved for last.
An impressive chronicle conveying the intense spiritual yearnings that illuminate a colonial world of mud, disease, and fear.
The book is flying off the shelves in the Pioneer Valley and now we are seeing it beginning to be picked up regionally and nationally. Busy times! October 15, p. Stockbridge Library , Stockbridge, Mass. MCC-San Francisco. Amherst Books , Amherst, Mass. November 18, 7 pm.
Porter Square Books , Cambridge, Mass. Tue 1 Oct - Filed under: Not a Journal. What a day! And tomorrow well be celebrating in style at First Churches here in Northampton, Mass. On this day that part of the government has stepped away from its duties and shut down the government, it is a relief to read the history of the church :. The First Church of Christ of Northampton, is the oldest congregation in our city and was established in Benjamin Willard in Now, both churches share in worship, fellowship, educational classes, programs, and mission and act as one congregation.
Susan has been writing this novel for ten years. It is a strong, fabulous book about life in s Massachusetts and the frictions between belief and work, neighbors and preachers, church and town. Jonathan Edwards and his large! It was a different time, a different mindset, very hard to comprehend from here. Susan does a wonderful job of putting the reader into the heads of many of the people who actually lived in this town back then.
Hope to see friends and neighbors tomorrow at First Churches. But, mostly, congratulations to Susan for this fabulous book and thank you for sending it to us! She could see that he was the one doing the buying.
Phyllis put a hand on the small of her back to position her near the table where the men sat. The girl stared at the oozing, dark-flecked pie from which the buyer had spooned a tiny bite. Edwards, this is Venus. I got a shipment of very good allspice, as well. The girl held her hands clasped and her back straight, but her legs were trembling. Phyllis kept a hand on her back. She had said that there would be others in the room, come to witness the sale over pie and rum punch.
The girl barely took them in. She raised her eyes and found Mr. Edwards looking at her face. She felt locked out of her own mind, both numbed and spinning, but she held his gaze.
This was improper, but he kept looking himself, steadily, into her eyes. He was, perhaps, twice as old as she was, so still young. He had on a black coat with a beaver hat resting on his knee. She could see that he was a stranger, and his collar marked him as a preacher. Whatever else he might be, as a person to exchange glances with, he was uncommonly intense.
Captain Perkins spoke up from his chair. Mon 30 Sep - Filed under: Not a Journal. Very weird. Fri 27 Sep - Filed under: Not a Journal. Bridge Street Cemetery was established in In , the bodies of those previously buried were moved to Bridge Street Cemetery. The approximately acre cemetery is an active non-denominational city cemetery.
A well-known theologian, Edwards has significant ties to the cemetery.
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He was minister at what is now First Churches in downtown Northampton from Solomon Stoddard, his grandfather; Jerusha Edwards, his daughter; and other members of his family are buried in the cemetery. Read more here. Smith College food service employees speak out! The first interview with the Smith College food service employees is very much worth listening to.