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Book Reviews, March 2015

In March I read two books from the Girl Canon, a list of “books not necessarily for girls but which investigate, address, or represent the female experience in some essential way.”  I’ve read a few of the books on that list already, but I found it a useful guide to add even more to my ever-growing “to read” list.   1,213 more words

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Bookish Links -- March 2015

C. S. Lewis

Norah Bird, OHS Class of 2011 performs at Hauck Auditorium April 9-12

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Hugh Wheeler
– adapted from the novel by Shirley Jackson
April 9-12 in Hauck Auditorium
April 9, 10, 11 at 7:30; April 11, 12 at 2:30… 55 more words

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One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts (1955) by Shirley Jackson

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Random acts of kindness fill the days of an exuberant urban couple. Part of the time anyway. Fine, happy-go-lucky tale, with a twist.

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Of Course (1949) by Shirley Jackson

♦♦♦♦½

James Harris appears here in name only, but his evil influence pervades this tale of a woman getting to know the eccentricities of her new neighbors. 6 more words

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The Backlist: Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House

When I read classic genre novels, I’m often surprised by how subdued they are, how stingy, by today’s standards, with their entertainments. Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is a ghost story, as compulsively readable—and as scary—as they come. 939 more words

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