Novelist Don De Grazia takes National Book Award winner Bonnie Jo Campbell (and her Uncle Terry) out to an old man bar and interrogates her about turkeys…as well as the alchemy of writing....more
Posts Tagged: Once Upon a River
Once Upon a River, The Rumpus Book Club’s June selection, is reviewed in the NY Times. Bonnie Jo Campbell tells the story of Margo Crane, the mother in her first book, Q Road. Along the way she meanders around the themes of human nature, American culture and sexual aggression, keeping the subtlety intact without explicitly lending the book to one overarching theme....more
The Millions came out with the “Great Second-Half of 2011 Book Preview,” which includes 66 titles and tons of accompanying words describing them (most books are forthcoming, some came out this month).
First on the list is last month’s Rumpus Book Club selection, Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell....more