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Brad Kessler
Brad Kessler's novel Birds in Fall won the 2006 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named by the Los Angeles Times one of the top ten books of the year. He is the author of another novel, Lick Creek, and his non-fiction has appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Nation,... show more

Brad Kessler's novel Birds in Fall won the 2006 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named by the Los Angeles Times one of the top ten books of the year. He is the author of another novel, Lick Creek, and his non-fiction has appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Nation, Kenyon Review, and Bomb. Kessler is the recipient of the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Whiting Writer's Award. He lives with his wife, the photographer Dona Ann McAdams, in Vermont, where they raise a small herd of dairy goats and produce cheese.
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Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 5 years ago
Genre: Animals / Folktale / African American / Trickery Year Published: 1992 Year Read: 1994 Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books Brer Rabbit has remained to be one the most popular folktales in American history. Of all the stories about Brer Rabbit’s escapades that I have heard, “Brer Rabbit and ...
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 5 years ago
Genre: Tall Tale / African-American / Railroads / Humor Year Published: 1992 Year Read: 1992 Series: American Heroes and Legends Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books “John Henry” is a Grammy- nominated video by the folks from the famous Rabbit Ears Productions. In this tale, America’s greatest tall t...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 11 years ago
I really got a charge out of this one. :D :D :DI love the way Brad Kessler writes. There's such a quiet knowingness in his words, even when he's writing about traumatic events. I also love the way he weaves little bits of arcana and esoterica into his narratives without appearing to be trying too ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 11 years ago
This is a wonderful book about how people react when faced with unspeakable tragedy. Some join together to help while some hinder the effort. Others remain unflappable while some fall totally apart and cannot cope. Sadness, anger, disbelief, withdrawal, all are parts of the grief process. This book ...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 11 years ago
This is an original, unsentimental way of dealing with the subject of loss and grief. I ended up really liking it. I generally avoid books about grieving because they're so fraught with weeping and wailing and heaviness and drama. I don't even have a shelf here for that topic because I just don't...
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