This is KLCC. I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “Marrow Island” by Alexis M. Smith.
In her lyrical and compelling new novel, Portland based author Alexis Smith walks the tightrope of multiple genres without falling into any easily stereotyped style. Is “Marrow Island” a mystery? Science fiction? A commentary on cults, or Catholic education? A screed against the petroleum industry? A love story? Well, yes… and, no.