This year we are reading generously through the theme of Perspective. Grab your perspective glass and join us.
Reading Generously: Science Fiction and ‘The Shivering Ground’
Quantum physics, fairy tales, climate change thrillers, & original tales from her own imagination: it’s Sara Barkat’s ‘The Shivering Ground’!
Reading Generously: Stories with Older Characters
How do we develop empathy? By reading fiction—generously. This month we focus on older characters in a novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
Reading Generously: ‘Mildred’s Garden’—A Begin Again Story
Begin Again with a love story—”Mildred’s Garden” by Laura Boggess. Even if you don’t like romance, it’s easy to read this book generously.
Reading Generously: Sacred Reading with Jane Eyre
Some books bear up under rereading generously, like Charlote Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.” Especially with sacred reading.
Reading Generously: Violent Stories
Why do we read violent stories? In this month’s Reading Generously column, Megan Willome reads Cormac McCarthy and Angie Thomas.
Reading Generously: Happy Endings
Are happy endings audacious? For this month’s Reading Generously column, Megan Willome considers the hope they offer.
Reading Generously: ‘Death Wins A Goldfish’
As we begin to leave our pandemic cocoons, we’re contemplating the meaning of life while reading generously ‘Death Wins a Goldfish.’
Reading Generously: The Great Gatsby Poetry
In her new edition, Tania Runyan says ‘The Great Gatsby’ might as well be poetry. Megan Willome puts that assertion to the poetic test.
Reading Generously: ‘How to Write a Form Poem’ by Tania Runyan
Form poetry: not just for grad school anymore. Welcome to your guided tour of ‘How to Write a Form Poem,’ by Tania Runyan.
Reading Generously: Black Stories
For February’s Reading Generously column, we share stories by Black authors. Fiction, poetry, and plays, oh my!
Reading Generously: ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley
How do you keep reading generously when you don’t like a story? Megan Willome says writing a poem may help.
Reading Generously: ‘How We Fight for Our Lives’ by Saeed Jones
This month our book review column becomes Reading Generously. We begin with Saeed Jones’ open-handed memoir.