Author Archives: Amy B.

No One Cares about Crazy People by Ron Powers

Amy B.    May 23, 2017    Comments Off on No One Cares about Crazy People by Ron Powers

As young men, both of Ron Powers’ sons fell victim to schizophrenia. One killed himself. The other has achieved a measure of stability with the help of injectable anti-psychotic drugs. In No One Cares about Crazy People, Ron Powers describes …

Cannibalism… Perfectly Natural?

Amy B.    May 9, 2017    Comments Off on Cannibalism… Perfectly Natural?

In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, zoologist Bill Schutt looks at cannibalism from an evolutionary standpoint and finds that there are times when eating members of one’s own species makes a certain amount of sense. Cannibalism is a common behavior …

Bleaker House by Nell Stevens

Amy B.    April 25, 2017    Comments Off on Bleaker House by Nell Stevens

Boston University’s MFA program offers students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel anywhere in the world for the purpose of working on their writing. British-born aspiring writer Nell Stevens uses that opportunity to travel to the Falkland Islands, near where South …