Sophfronia Scott, Author Writing, laughing, and loving

Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo

March 14, 2017 | Book Reviews, Writing | Permalink

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders My rating: 5 of 5 stars Any writer can break the rules of our craft. If he does it poorly the resulting pieces remain at our feet and the confused reader is left to kick at them unsatisfied, like viewing the aftermath of an accident. But if the […]

Book Review: Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens

May 3, 2016 | Book Reviews | Permalink

Destiny would have it that when two people meet, especially when they are of disparate personalities and cultures as Lore and Franckline, the main characters created by Pamela Erens for her third novel, Eleven Hours, they have something to learn from each other. Perhaps there‚Äôs a need, a bit of karma they have to work […]

When Words Fail a Writer

February 9, 2013 | Publishing, Writing | Permalink

The last time I wrote in this space I reported completing the rough draft of my next novel. That was December 5, 2012, and I was looking forward to reviewing the year past and honoring the work I’d completed over the year as well as that of my clients who published books as well. Then, […]

Book Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

August 5, 2012 | Book Reviews | Permalink

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers My rating: 5 of 5 stars The writing in this book is wonderfully subtle. It’s as though Carson McCullers spends the whole novel chopping quietly away at a grand old oak tree. You don’t realize so much is happening in the small everyday acts of these […]

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