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Q Road

Posted on Aug 18, 2005 in Fiction

by Bonnie Jo Campbell Scribner, 2002 “Since I first came here I sensed something peculiar about this place, about this piece of land beneath us, something queer. Secretly…I have always called Q Road, Queer Road.” So says Mary O’Kearsy, a woman who haunts many of the characters in Bonnie Jo Campbell’s novel Q Road. “Queer,” according to the dictionary...

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The Wife

Posted on Aug 2, 2005 in Fiction

by Meg Wolitzer Scribner, 2003 Whoa! Put your seat belts on when you read this one. Meg Wolitzer blasts out of the starting gate with a great opening line: “The moment I decided to leave him, the moment I thought enough, we were thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean, hurtling forward but giving the illusion of stillness and tranquility. Just like...

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