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Book review: Odsburg by Matt Tompkins

When I started reading Odsburg, the new novel by Matt Tompkins (Ooligan Press), the events it portrays seemed, well…odd.Today, though, we could all be in Odsburg. At the very least, it’s a worthwhile trip while you’re social distancing. The novel is a study of the fictional town of Odsburg, Washington by the world’s first (and only) […]

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Book Review: Shirley Brewer’s After Words

Most of us don’t live in hamlets. Even if we did, I suspect we’d still get our news mostly from the Net, from neighbors and co-workers and friends, TV, the diminished but dogged daily papers, the weeklies. Surely not from books. Rarely do we experience our news directly. It’s hand-me-down, a leeching of vitamins from […]

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