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

Ohio in Historic Postcards:Self Portrait of a State by H. Roger Grant

My sister and I enjoy attending antique shows and inevitably, there is always a table selling postcards. We always stop and browse and sometimes add to our own small collections. … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

The Amish mysteries of P. L. Gaus

Amish is trendy, not as trendy as vampires, but still quite popular. Beverly Lewis and others have made a rather good living writing about the Plain People. A less well … Continue reading

August 22, 2011 · 4 Comments

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan

Part of Mother’s Day Week on Vulpes: a week of items on the themes of mothers and motherhood How does one write a love letter to one’s mother without sounding … Continue reading

March 3, 2008 · 4 Comments



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