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Amy O'Loughlin, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Made Holy

by Amy O'Loughlin

Emily Arnason Casey’s expansive and elegiac essay collection "Made Holy" is full of unsparing personal revelations and fierce, unflinching insights. The opening essay, “The Cabin,” establishes the collection’s tone. Ruminating on... Read More

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Before Us Like a Land of Dreams

by Amy O'Loughlin

Karin Anderson’s "Before Us Like a Land of Dreams" is a narrative extravaganza that ponders the bristled roots of ancestry, unbroken by time or place, and the muddled truths and fallacies of family history that inform who we believe we... Read More

Book Review

In the Night of Memory

by Amy O'Loughlin

Linda LeGarde Grover’s poignant "In the Night of Memory" explores loss and belonging among an Ojibwe family in northern Minnesota. It’s 1977, and two sisters—three-year-old Azure and four-year-old Rain—are taken from their... Read More

Book Review

The Songs We Hide

by Amy O'Loughlin

Enriching and evocative, Connie Hampton Connally’s historical "The Songs We Hide" is about the redemptive potency of beauty, love, and music in post-World War II Hungary. It’s 1951, and Stalinist repression rules society. Fear is... Read More

Book Review

Small Moving Parts

by Amy O'Loughlin

"Small Moving Parts" is an emotive, atmospheric, and memorable tour de force. Not to be missed. In 1958, on a summer’s night in Bufort, Texas, two strangers’ destinies collide. Harley Cain, an ill WWI veteran and rancher, and Dodger... Read More

Book Review

Edge of Morning

by Amy O'Loughlin

Encompassing wisdom and grace, "Edge of Morning" is a finessed articulation of respect and the simplicity of being human. Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears, edited by Jacqueline Keeler of the Navajo and Yankton... Read More

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