Book Review: Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle

In Summerlong, a girl called Lionness has uncanny abilities. She smells like meadows, enchants children and calms Orcas. She owns nothing of value and yet she lives rent-free in an older couple's garage.  Abe thinks she looks like Botticelli's Primavera; Joanna, his live-in wife, agrees to let the girl stay in their garage. She worries, though, that … Continue reading Book Review: Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle

Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here by Nancy Wayson Dinan

This is a haunting novel about a girl, Boyd, that feels other people's pain. She feels other people's emotions so deeply that she ends up isolating herself and denying herself what most everyone needs--commitment and love. Written in a domestic fabulist style, strange things happen in this novel. A woman who has been in a … Continue reading Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here by Nancy Wayson Dinan