Battle Lines Redrawn: On gender and race in Brenda Sparks Prescott’s debut novel, Home Front Lines
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Battle Lines Redrawn: On gender and race in Brenda Sparks Prescott’s debut novel, Home Front Lines

by Andy Shi

“…Home Front Lines was inspired by the uncertain times following 9/11 and the increased threat to ordinary U.S. citizens. I wanted to think about how we might learn how to go forward in our daily lives by looking back at a similar time in our history for which we know the outcomes.” Continue reading

BEST OF BLOOM: Walker Percy, The Original Moviegoer
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BEST OF BLOOM: Walker Percy, The Original Moviegoer

by Lisa Peet

“It is not like learning a skill or a game at which, with practice, one gradually improves. One works hard all right, but what comes, comes all of a sudden and as a breakthrough. One hits on something… It is almost as if the discouragement were necessary, that one has first to encounter despair before one is entitled to hope.” Continue reading