Reviews and Blog Posts: magic realism

Clover's luck

by Kallie George

Reviewer Rating:
4

Clover was supposed to be a lucky girl.  After all, isn't her name the luckiest of names?  But all the charms and finger-crossing in the world can't change things:  she's actually terribly unlucky.  When her canary escapes, it's just her luck that she flies into the forest, a forest that...

Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

Gabriel García Márquez, photo

Gabriel García Márquez died yesterday at the age of 87. NPR has a great audio remembrance of his life and legacy. It mentions his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature he won in 1982. If you've never read it, it's an amazing speech, weaving together the magic and reality of Latin America in a beautiful piece of writing that's moving, sad in parts, and insightful, yet filled with touches of delight and humor--and ultimately hopeful.

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