Search Results: "Marlen Suyapa Bodden"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Plodding prose, leaden dialogue and a gratuitous trick ending undermine what is otherwise a fraught and entertaining story enhanced with convincing period detail."
A debut novel about slaves and masters, mistresses and wives, set in antebellum Alabama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIST by RC Marlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"More successful as history than fiction, which should intrigue readers with an interest in Oregon's past."
Inspired by real-life pioneers, Marlen's (Inside the Hatboxes, 2008, etc.) historical novel offers an unflinching look at life on the Oregon frontier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WALL by Marlen Haushofer
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Not for macho readers."
Originally published in German in 1962 and touted more recently as a feminist's Robinson Crusoe, this somber classic from prize-winner Haushofer chronicles the experiences of a (nameless) woman cut off from her familiar city ways in a remote hunting lodge, after Armageddon has snuffed out all life in the world beyond. Read full book review >