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.
This is KLCC. I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Froelich's Ladder” by Portland writer, Jamie Duclos-Yourdon.
Begin with a baker's dozen of lively characters, sift in two parts magical realism, a pinch of fantasy, and mix in the historical setting of early days in Oregon Country. And you might end up with an entertaining tall tale, not unlike Jamie Yourdon's debut novel, "Froelich's Ladder."