Books

Book Review: Ned Handy and Kemp Battle's The Flame Keepers -- The True Story of an American Soldier’s Survival Inside Stalag 17
October 7, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Ned Handy and Kemp Battle’s The Flame Keepers — The True Story of an American Soldier’s Survival Inside Stalag 17

I think that everyone has an important story to tell. Some may be better told than others, but all would be ...

For Your Reading Pleasure
September 16, 2015 No Commentby

For Your Reading Pleasure

College kids and books go together like a keg and a red cup. You just can’t have one without the ...

Book Review: Brown: History of an Idea by Ted Widmer
September 16, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Brown: History of an Idea by Ted Widmer

Providence native, noted historian and librarian, and the author of Young America: the Flowering of Democracy in New York City (1998), Ark of ...

Book Review: Thomas D’Agostino's Haunted Rhode Island
September 2, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Thomas D’Agostino’s Haunted Rhode Island

Fall is my absolute favorite season. The temperature is at a close to perfect level — not so hot and ...

Book Review: Karen Lee Boren's Mother Tongue
August 26, 2015 No Commentby

Book Review: Karen Lee Boren’s Mother Tongue

I’m sure people can spend hours debating what they feel is the most difficult part of writing, and there will ...

Write Like Lovecraft Submissions
August 21, 2015 No Commentby

Write Like Lovecraft Submissions

A number of Motif authors, illustrators and affiliated talents took part in the recent “Write like Lovecraft” contest created by ...

Idol of Thy Open Altar
August 21, 2015 No Commentby

Idol of Thy Open Altar

When the ominous box arrived on my doorstep, I didn’t even notice. I was in the middle of a sale. ...

Forbidden Knowledge
August 21, 2015 No Commentby

Forbidden Knowledge

I. The Plan “Knowledge wants to be free!” The increasingly impassioned assistant professor defended his plan to the chief librarian ...

There but for the Grace
August 21, 2015 No Commentby

There but for the Grace

The crow refused to blink. The dark, hard obsidian of its eyes conveyed an inhuman awareness of its surroundings, acute ...

The Neighbor
August 21, 2015 No Commentby

The Neighbor

It was a Friday at some god awful hour in the morning, when I heard a terrible crash that shook ...