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Stone Soup Cottage Cookbook Tasting

Stone Soup Cottage Cookbook Tasting by Diana Davis The evening sun shining brightly on golden autumn leaves set the scene for the Stone Soup Cottage Cookbook Tasting at Moulin Events (2017 Chouteau Avenue) on September 26. Upon arrival, guests were ushered upstairs and presented with a glass of champagne and the beautiful cookbook. I greeted…

Best Sellers for October 2, 2011

Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid Go the F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach Plugged by Eoin Colfer The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris (see our article about Charlaine –  “An Evening with Charlaine Harris and Laurell K. Hamilton.”) Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell Before I Go…

For Kids: Give Me Some Mo

For Kids: Give Me Some Mo by Tif Sweeney Over the last couple of months, I have featured a monthly review focusing on titles for adults; however, this month I have decided to change things up and share with you a favorite children’s author. Being a parent to two small children, nightly storytime is the…

Flood Stage: Bringing You the Best of St. Louis Poetry

Flood Stage: Bringing You the Best of St. Louis Poetry Walrus Publishing, Inc. is nearly three years old. We are very proud that we started out our publishing adventure with Flood Stage. This little anthology, the first of its kind that we can remember, presents 55 of Saint Louis’ best poets. It exemplifies our mission…

Nicole Krauss’ Great House

Nichole Krauss’ Great House by Diana Davis Reading prose from her new book, Great House, Nicole Krauss’ exquisite cadence rained like a solemn symphony in the auditorium, her listeners straining to absorb every word. Krauss’ appearance at the Jewish Community Center on September 21 (sponsored by Left Bank Books and the upcoming St. Louis Jewish…

A St.Louis Ghost: Glenn Savan

A St. Louis Ghost:  Glenn Savan by Joe Schwartz St. Louis author, Glenn Savan, died in 2003 at the age of 49. His publications include White Palace and Goldman’s Anatomy. I remember reading White Palace by Glenn Savan for two distinct reasons. Although it was an excellent book full of emotion and thoughtfully written, that…

Emerging Writer’s Night at Subterranean Books

Emerging Writer’s Night at Subterranean Books by Diana Davis Question: What would you do it if you attended the September 7 Emerging Writer’s Night at Subterranean Books, and no emerging writers came to read? A: Examine the location. B: Converse with another listener. C: Both of the above. I chose “C.”

Best Sellers for September 4, 2011

Best Sellers for September 4, 2011 The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens Little Black Dress by Susan McBride (Please see our article about the author’s book signing and Tif Sweeney’s review!) The Help by Kathryn Stockett Go the F*** To Sleep by Adam Mansbach Cougar Club by Susan McBride Heaven is for Real…

Book Review: Little Black Dress

Book Review:  Little Black Dress by Susan McBride by Tif Sweeney According to Coco Chanel, “a woman without a little black dress has no future.”  In Susan McBride’s Little Black Dress (LBD), it is the dress itself that shapes the future of three women.  It all began years ago when the dress appeared in the…