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Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Book Reviewer

Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers is a farmer, book critic, poet, and writer. She earned a B.A. in English from Penn State and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Old Dominion University. A National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critic, her critical work has appeared in Foreword Reviews, The Los Angeles Review, and Literary Mama

Her creative work has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Flash Fiction, was a semifinalist in the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and the 2016 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and has been published in Gulf Stream, IthacaLit, Menacing Hedge, and SWWIM Every Day, among others. She lives in rural Virginia, but you can find her talking about books and other passions on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook: @lmontgomeryrodgers|Twitter: @murderopilcrows

Book Review

Dr. Sad

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

David Bateman’s semiautobiographical novel "Dr. Sad" follows a physician through the minutiae of daily life for six months after his HIV diagnosis, creating a “song of himself, lacking in strict continuity, filled with flights of... Read More

Book Review

Dear DeeDee

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

An elliptical novel that integrates the death of a lineage into a reflection on personal mortality, Kat Meads’s "Dear DeeDee" recasts the unresolved stories of a Southern paternal line. Rooted in North Carolina, the Meads family line... Read More

Book Review

The Arctic Fury

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

In 1854, Virginia Reeve stands in front of a Boston court, accused of the kidnapping and murder of wealthy socialite, Caprice Collins. Reeve, the leader of an all women’s expedition to the Arctic, juggles what to withhold and what to... Read More

Book Review

Vegan with Bite

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Direct, brash, and ribald, Australian chef Shannon Martinez is food’s punk rock aunt, unfussy and enviably hip. Her latest cookbook, Vegan With Bite, is a discursive, personal romp that emphasizes food for “eaties,” not... Read More

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The Temple Tree

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

"The Temple Tree" is an inspirational fable about the many ways that people move through the world and about the difficult work of cultivating inner peace during moments of loss and self-doubt. Sidney Snow’s gentle teaching fable, The... Read More

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