Not so very long after the 2016 U.S. presidential election results were announced, more than just a few people in the so-called “blue states” began openly wondering about the possibility of breaking away from the rest of the country and setting up one of their own. It’s not terribly surprising. For a substantial portion of […]
2015 is shaping up to be the year when I am given the privilege to revisit a number of old literary friends. From Albert Camus’ Meursault in Kamel Daoud’s new “The Meursault Investigation” to Harper Lee’s Scout Finch in “Go Set a Watchman” and now, so I recently discovered, Jacqueline Kelly’s Calpurnia Tate in “The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate.”
The second volume in the Terra Tempo series, The Four Corners of Time rejoins the three young heroes of the first Terra Tempo volume, Ice Age Cataclysm!, in a new adventure that will take them much further back in time.
I will be perfectly honest; when I first opened the envelope containing the review copy of Tom Gallant’s The Lord God Bird and saw the title of the book, I may have and likely in fact did utter something along the lines of “Oh no, not another Ivory-billed Woodpecker book.”