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Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

“Tenderhearted and enchanting, Etta and Otto and Russell and James takes us on an incredible cross-country journey – from dusty land to stormy sea, from small moments of sweetness to grand gestures of love.” Marjorie Celona, Giller Prize-nominated author of Y – see my review of Y here.

Etta and Otto are a couple: the story […]

If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie

Epigraphs:

1) from William Wordsworth, The Prelude

Fair seed-time had my soul, and I grew up Fostered alike by beauty and by fear.

2) from Emily Dickinson, “770”

I lived on dread – [she wrote] To those who know The stimulus there is In danger  –  other impetus Is numb   –   and vitalless  –

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