Tag Archives: grief

Year of wonders

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young sons to support and she works hard. Life in a small vi [...]

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

illustrated by Quentin Blake This book opens with a picture of the author, smiling. The words tell a different story. They tell us that this [...]

The son

translated from French by Adriana Hunter It is eleven days since our first person narrator has died. He was just twenty one years old when m [...]

The silver dark sea

Life is different when you live on an island. The sea is all important, whether or not you make you living from it. The sea can be heard eve [...]

Swamplandia!

ISBN: 9780701186029 Our mother performed in starlight. Ava Bigtree lives in Swamplandia! with her family. They wrestle alligators in front o [...]

Touching earth lightly

ISBN: 1864488239 “I’ve got to get our of that house.” Janey looked almost small, walking past these angled girders. Growin [...]

I kill giants

It was a time of [...]

Gran Torino

This is an odd film. Hard to write about because there are so many different ways to take it. On the one hand it is about a racist old man w [...]
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