Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

The Novella Award shortlist: Alex Christie’s Motherland, & Brian Petkash’s Mistakes By The Lake

Motherland by Alix Christie review by Jackie It’s April 2004 and Petra’s grandmother asks her to take them both to a place where she worked as a young girl at … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Buzzard by John Gorman with Tom Feran

This was a walk down Memory Lane to my teenaged years when my sister blared her radio nonstop. WMMS was one of the radio stations we listened to (the other … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

My Favorite Books of 2012, so far

Every year I keep a list of the books I read, titles carefully penned on blue-lined notebook paper. Next to a select few I place stars, indicating a book I … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)