Review: The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

My opinion of Wally Lamb's The Hour I First Believed varied quite a bit as I read through it. There was a lot of tragedy happening: the Columbine High School massacre, the war in Iraq, suicides, manslaughter, PTSD, jail time, alcoholism, manslaughter -- I could go on. It was a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride. In the beginning,… Continue reading Review: The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

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Review: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

Genre: Fiction Published: 2005 Blurb Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a South… Continue reading Review: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison