Archive for June 2010

The Loneliness of the long distance writer

The other day a young woman asked me what I did for a living.  What an interesting question.  If I had to live off the money I make from writing, I’d be living in a garden shed.  On the other hand, it is through writing that I live.  So, in a very real sense, when…

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REVIEW – The Hidden Gospels – four questions, one path

I believe Alexander Shaia may have written a book which will change the way people look at the gospels entirely, and I’m not just talking about Christians.   The gospels, Shaia posits, are not to be taken literally but rather they create a “Great Map of Transformation” universally relevant, regardless of background or viewpoint, even to…

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Rat Medicine on Kindle

I admit I’m excited about this.  My first collection of short stories (the book that stared it all), RAT MEDICINE & OTHER UNLIKELY CURATIVES, is now available in Kindle format.  (I have one of those, and like it much more than I thought I would.) This book was written in early sobriety.  The Globe &…

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Happy Bloomsday

This is Bloomsday, of course, and literary folks are even now tromping through Dublin, commemorating June 16, 1904, the day on which Stephen Deadalus and Leopold Bloom, the two characters at the heart of James Joyce great wanderdream of a novel have their adventures.  (Thursday, June 16, 1904 was, by the way, the date of…

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In Pursuit of Silence

My review of IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE by George Prochnik is now up on the Globe & Mail website.  Recommended, especially for those of us who spend a good deal of time with our fingers in our ears.

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Examined on the Examiner

Maybe I should travel more often!  I’ve had some lovely things happen while I’ve been away these past two weeks.  One was the interview I did with poet Diane Lockward on www.Shewrites.com, which I linked to in the preview blog, and now this:  Renee Miller, at www.Examiner.com has written a beautiful review of THE RADIANT…

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5 Questions

I am writing from beautiful Stow-on-the-wolds in England — cheerful beyond measure by splendid countryside and cream teas.  While I’ve been away, the folks at the social networking site for women writers, Shewrites.com, have kindly posted a feature on me, called “Five Questions for Lauren B. Davis.” This week poet Diane Lockward asks award-winning novelist…

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