Week 6: Mohawk by Ricard Russo

I’ve decided to (slowly but surely) read through Richard Russo’s bibliography over the next year or two, starting with his first novel, Mohawk. Set in a small leather-making town on the decline, Mohawk chronicles over a dozen lives ranging three generations. Is it a strong first step or does Russo trip out the gate? I have a […]

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Week 3: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

It’s almost a shame the musical has become the success that it has, because it completely overshadows what is an extraordinary and inspired piece of literature. I am in awe of what Gregory Maguire has done with L. Frank Baum’s world, transforming it into an adult creation all his own while still honoring the classic […]

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