Telling You All About the World: Margaret Atwood’s Good Bones and Simple Murders

Margaret Atwood is the kind of writer who pays very close attention to the world, observing the banal and the comfortable, and writing about it in such a way as to expose what makes the everyday of the Western world really weird and uncomfortable. Atwood deals with the possibilities of the world, the terrifying possibilities,Continue reading “Telling You All About the World: Margaret Atwood’s Good Bones and Simple Murders”

Change Over Time: Elizabeth Stout’s Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Stout’s Olive Kitteridge invites readers into the lives of the residents of Crosby, Maine, and most intimately into the lives of teacher Olive Kitteridge and pharmacist Henry Kitteridge. Oliver and Henry are perfectly situated in the town to observe, and to be observed by, other residents. Hopeful moments flicker through the fog of whatContinue reading “Change Over Time: Elizabeth Stout’s Olive Kitteridge”