The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

You’d be foolish not to pick up this book. Sherman Alexie gives us protagonist Arnold (Junior) Spirit, a self-confessed part-time Indian who lives on the Wellpinit reservation and whose life is complicated by poverty, alcoholism, cultural and ethnic divisions, and death. His physical exterior, thwart with endless geekiness, is a mirror to the lack of …

Where’d You Go?

So, there is something deep within me that absolutely adores Epistolary novels. I just think that they take ingenuity and creativity, and there’s something about reading them that just give so much more depth. Perhaps it’s the multi-perspective approach that many seem to have, or the easy breaks in format. The only one I have …

Boardwalk Summer

From the depths of my living room bookshelf at this grand time of social distancing, comes this dreamy novel written by Meredith Jaeger and published waaayyyy back in the year 2018. You know... when there wasn't a Corona Virus. Anyhow, in this clever story, Jaeger takes us to California, more specifically the Santa Cruz Beach …

Saving Meghan

The weather outside is...yeah- okay- it’s the same. Cold and snowy and beautiful but pretty much the same as it was when we arrived in Fairbanks in December. For an example, see below: Fortunately this means that reading is the order of the day! And what better way than to get a good book than …

She Speaks

About 18 months ago I was sitting at the reference desk of my library. I was working on something, probably important, when a young woman approached me asking for something quite mundane. A room booking of all things. She needed a few in fact, and when I asked the reason for her booking, she told …