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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Lit

Re: “The Hours Are More Precious Than You Know

I appreciate James Ady's engaging review of These Precious Hours, but there is one mistake that could be a typo. The first of 13 stories has the same title as the book, "These Precious Hours", not "These Seven Hours." I also appreciate that Mr. Ady included the grief memoir, A Year and a Day, which is a non fiction treatment of the same theme, loss and recovery. Both are available through Kindle. With so many books published these days, it is difficult to get a review.

Thanks again,

Michael Corrigan

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Posted by Pynchon on 03/30/2011 at 10:42 AM

Re: “The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon by Sara Beitia

is there supposed to be a book 2 because in book 1 it left you hanging

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Posted by photogirl5 on 03/26/2011 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Death in the Sticks

Patrick McManus is a humorist, but his step into writing a mystery novel is a big stride. While the book is a good read as a mystery novel, Patrick weaves subtle humor throughout the mystery and adventure. If you have never read a Patrick McManus book, you will still enjoy "The Blight Way". Warning: Once you read a Patrick McManus book you will want to read another, and another, and another. If "The Blight Way" is a stand alone novel, so be it. If it is the beginning of a series, great! Patrick McManus is as good as they come when writing humor.
Richard Ledford
Friday Harbor, WA

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Posted by Richard on 05/26/2010 at 12:35 AM

Re: “Death in the Sticks

Patrick McManus may be a humorist, but his step into a mystery novel is a big stride. While subtle humor is sprinkled throughout, there is a good weave of mystery and adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and recommend it to all Patrick McManus readers. If you have never read a McManus book, you will still get a kick out of this story. Once you read a McManus book you will want to read another, and another, and another. Thank you Patrick for your sustained effort required to write a mystery novel.
Richard Ledford
Friday Harbor, WA

Posted by Richard on 05/26/2010 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Story, Story Night: True stories, told live on stage, without notes. Boise style.

Story Story Night continues on MONDAY MAY 24 at The Linen Building with "Crushes: Stories about sudden infatuation." Doors at 7 pm. Only $5. 3 featured storytellers followed by a story slam. More at www.storystorynight.org.

Posted by IdahoJessica on 05/20/2010 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Story, Story Night: True stories, told live on stage, without notes. Boise style.

The next Story Story Night is MONDAY MAY 24 at The Linen Building. Doors at 7 pm. Only $5. "Crushes: stories about sudden infatuation." 3 featured storytellers followed by a story slam. More at www.storystorynight.org.

Posted by IdahoJessica on 05/20/2010 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Deaf Mormon Basketball Player Chases His Dream

Lance has been invited to speak at the Harvard Business School yearly luncheon this November. He will address the group on a series of issues around his disability including his new book. He was invited by Matthew Kennedy to speak. Kennedy is also LDS ( mormon )and is the publisher of LDS Living magazine.

Posted by lyndawrite on 10/04/2009 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Ten Years of The Idaho Review

Speaking as a former slush pile worker and intern for the IR, it's wonderful to see the magazine and Mitch get some long-overdue recognition for the immense work he's put in. Well done.

Posted by ForeignCorrespondent on 09/17/2009 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Jus' One More Cowboy

Hey Gino...rocky here.
Get in touch - will ya'?

stinsonbeach@yahoo.com
rocky@oldogs.com

...& hurry up!

Posted by stinsonbeach on 09/07/2009 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Grab Your Hiking Shoes and Head to Stanley

What a great book! Helpful tips. Loaded with information, including GPS coordinates. Highly recommended.

Posted by R2K2 on 08/14/2009 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Jus' One More Cowboy

As an old friend and neighbor of gino sky when i lived at the klam ranch just above nancy stringfellow, i could feel his incredible energy from across the breeze - but alas, i have lost contact with him - gino, if you are out there - email me, i would love to see you and have a good visit. bonnie

Posted by Bonnie Gay McGinnis on 12/03/2008 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Time for a Tome

Scary to think about defining myself by what I read. From now on, while attempting to look good at the gym, People magazine will be carefully hidden among the pages of the New Yorker. I doubt I could pick up the OED, let alone read it. A little OCD might help one navigate the OED. This review, however, gives me just enough insight to make me want to read the book - not the OED. Here's hoping for more reviews like this one by Bill English.

Posted by Larry Tierney on 09/04/2008 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Praying to Spirits

Chelsea you rock! Bosie luvs ya!!!

Posted by Mike on 06/16/2008 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Pocatello Romaunt

A big hairy mess? Interesting.

Posted by wade shaddy on 04/11/2008 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Six Decades of Gowen

I was born in Boise while my father was stationed there. I would like to know if the author interviewed any of the African-American families who experienced various sorts of issues. I have heard stories and have some memorabilia from Idaho. I was asked to send in copies of pictures that show these soldiers and their families to the museum. Where can I get this book?

Posted by Joan C. Johnson on 12/17/2006 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Making the Planet Safe for Poetry

Hi this is great news and perhaps something that will bring poetry to a wider audience. Poetry is one of the smallest genres in terms of book sales yet it is a place people turn to for solace and celebration. Regards Drax Ps: I see there is a site poetrybus.com with all the dates and venues.

Posted by Des Donnelly on 08/30/2006 at 8:40 PM

Re: “The Kitsch Campaign

great article, can you perhaps direct me to a website where i can find the dialogue between munch and nerdrum, i've been searching and i can't find it. thanks, timtolka@yahoo.com

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Posted by tim tolka on 07/24/2006 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Pod People

Michael, I thought this was a balanced article that explained some of challenges self-published authors face. One part of the POD dynamic that might be emphasized a bit more is 'desire' on the part of authors to get their work out to a reading public. POD's strength - the ability to control one's work and make it available without a publishing house - is also it's Achille's Heel - the author has no real backing and is on his own to make a go of it. Marketing and promotion drive book sales, along with those reviews you mentioned. So, in my view, a POD author's got to have a lot of desire and determination (maybe more than a traditionally published author?) to be heard above the noise. I'm a POD author, with books in Borders and a handful of other indie book stores, and my book, The Legend of Juggin Joe, has received a number of very good book reviews. The only reason why my book is in stores or being reviewed is because I work very hard to make that happen...maybe that's part of the story as POD grows - we reap what we sow...

Posted by J. Peter Yakel on 03/20/2006 at 11:56 AM


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