The Tattoo Artist

The Tattoo Artist by Jill Ciment. This summer I read Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment. I enjoyed it and wondered what else I could read. Well her novel “The Tattoo Artist” caught my eye, but we didn’t carry it. So I requested it on Interlibrary Loan. I really enjoyed it and passed it on to... Continue Reading →

Life in a Thundering Bay: Voices from Thunder Bay’s Past edited by Tania L. Saj and Elle Andra-Warner (River Rocks Publishing, 2007)

I've been on a history kick lately.  My main focus is Native North American history, especially around the Great Lakes.  Because of the time period and the rapid growth of North America in the last 150 years, I'm also interested in non-Aboriginal history from the same time periods.  Life in a Thundering Bay contains stories... Continue Reading →

A Widow’s Walk

As we are nearing the ninth anniversary of September 11 this year, perhaps it is time to remember what happened all those years ago.  Everyone remembers where they were when they first heard about it.  The world changed because of it.  For a brief moment in history, everyone was reaching out to the families who lost their... Continue Reading →

Bond……James Bond

As I was cleaning up the basement yesterday (very ambitious I know) and trying to determine just what was in some of those long forgotten boxes, I came across some absolute gems that I can’t believe I have never written about.  If you like espionage, spy drama and suspense, of course you have to try... Continue Reading →

The Postman Always Rings Twice, by James M. Cain

Hardboiled fiction entered the literary scene in the 1920’s and is “distinguished by an unsentimental portrayal of crime, violence and sex.” A subset of this genre is Noir fiction, and James M. Cain’s 1934 novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, is one of its earliest and most salient contributions. Noir fiction is characteristically dark with... Continue Reading →

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