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Thus Speaks Mother Simorq

by Karen Rigby

Mother Simorq—equal parts witness, healer, and wise woman—offers a visionary alternative for women who transcend painful histories. Azadeh Azad’s "Thus Speaks Mother Simorq" gives voice to a mythological Persian bird woman. In... Read More

Book Review

Micro Living

by Karen Rigby

Forty eclectic examples of living large with less are brought to the fore in "Micro Living", Derek Diedricksen’s latest pioneering lifestyle work. The book spans the gap between veterans of the sustainability movement and those who are... Read More

Book Review

Infants of the Brush

by Karen Rigby

"Infants of the Brush" is a captivating, emotional story that speaks to the powerful will to survive. A novel about indentured boys who fight to earn five guineas for their freedom, Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story... Read More

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Hummingbirds between the Pages

by Karen Rigby

In Chris Arthur’s masterful, elegant essay collection "Hummingbirds between the Pages", expansive and granular meditations on time, language, nature, mortality, and Northern Ireland capture wonder in the everyday. Taking its title from... Read More

Book Review

Love War Stories

by Karen Rigby

Ivelisse Rodriguez’s "Love War Stories" is a bold collection that marks the shortfall between romantic illusions and reality. Here, love—abusive, storied, unspoken, obsessive, or enduring—is rendered in memorable forms. Whether... Read More

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