Dog-eared: February 2015

News worth noting!   A thoughtful article on a new program that encourages parents to talk to their young children, based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Quoted below is a responsive letter to the editor, published in The New Yorker on February 2, 2015: Margaret Talbot’s article contains much of  the …

The Cover Wars

A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then …

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury: A Review

Paperback, 320 pages Expected publication: February 24th 2015 by Scholastic Press Source: Publisher I am always in search for a protagonist who is morally ambiguous. Someone who realizes that she is not walking the straight and narrow path but deals with it either with angst or by not caring about …