Author: Jeff Alford

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What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell

★★★★★ Consider it a question. What belongs to you, really? Are your experiences, memories, infidelities and embarrassments entirely your own? Private moments, of course, are yours to bottle up and bury. Keep them, but...

Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter 0

Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter

★★★★☆ Imagine a landscape painting, an old master: a monolithic, alpine expanse, crystalline with ice and snowfall, trees weighty under wintry heft. On the horizon, the glow of a distant village. The hint of...

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January 31: Books to read and review

Periodically on the Run Spot Run Blog I’ll post a summary of my review agenda for the website. This stack tends to fluctuate wildly throughout the year, sometimes getting as high as 10-12 titles...

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson 0

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson

★★★☆☆ Howard Jacobson’s Shylock Is My Name is the second installment of Hogarth Shakespeare’s series of plays retold by contemporary authors and provides the series with an already well-needed expansion. Jacobson proves that one...

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The Door by Magda Szabo

★★★★★ The shimmering, haunting brilliance of Magda Szabo’s The Door binds like a spell. This is a book to thrust into the hands of everyone you know and love and to clam up trying...