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September Checkpoint #TBR2022RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers!  As of this drafting (September 12th), we have 160 posts linked-up for this challenge. Bravo!  I wonder if you might take a moment to leave a comment this month and share your favorite book from this year’s challenge? If you’ve completed your list or made a lot of progress, share that too! We’d…

A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion

A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country’s wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. “Immaculate of history, innocent of politics,” she has come to Boca Grande vaguely…

In the Between: 21st Century Short Stories

In the Between gathers together seventeen short stories and two comics created by established and rising stars in American fiction or graphic art, all published since 2000. It speaks to the widening diversity in our population and to our changing society. The stories in this collection present characters from differing multicultural and racial backgrounds, genders,…

What I Read in August 2022

Hello readers! August 2022 at Roof Beam Reader was devoted to all things Jane Austen. I was, however, doing a lot of reading that was not Austen or Austen-related, so I thought I’d share a quick recap of that reading here, with teeny tiny thoughts on the selections. Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty…

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About Me

Adam W. Burgess is an English Professor, poet, and columnist for DIY MFA. His work has appeared in America’s Emerging Writers, Watermark Journal, Towers Magazine, Variant Literature Journal, and elsewhere.

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