Review: Close Quarters

by Lee Gulyas July 9, 2012

Close Quarters Amy Monticello Sweet Publications 2012 In her first book, Amy Monticello begins with a joke, the kind that families tell and retell at picnics and holidays, the kind of joke that not only entertains but becomes legend, that points to larger themes and insight. Monticello sustains this focus on story and insight throughout […]

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The Boys of Summer, Fielding Insights

by Hilary George-Parkin May 1, 2012

 “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach Back Bay Books, 2012 Henry Skrimshander is a fairly unremarkable young man in most aspects– arriving at his first day of college he is undeniably scrawny, has brought with him only one book, and possesses neither the intelligence nor the charm necessary to earn the attention of his […]

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