E.B. Boatner

Connecting Scattered Dots

By E.B. Boatner / August 11, 2022

Dad and I enjoyed our evening walks, pausing to scan the skies he’d point out to me various star pictures–“constellations,”…

Books: 709

By E.B. Boatner / July 28, 2022

Ma and Me: A Memoir Putsata Reang?Farrar Straus and Giroux $28  Infant Putsate Reang was carried by her mother (Ma) through war-riven…

A Word In Edgewise: The Cold Equations Still Wait To Embrace Us

By E.B. Boatner / July 28, 2022

Tom Godwin’s “The Cold Equations” in the August 1954 Astounding Magazine, chilled me at thirteen, and still can, surfacing over the…

A Word In Edgewise: Jane Austen 2022: Screwball Comedy Meets Regency Wry 

By E.B. Boatner / July 14, 2022

After an elephantine gestation period, Emma burst forth in rapturous, full-bore, post- partum-elation on the Guthrie’s Wurtle Full-Thrust Stage. Scheduled to debut…

Books: 707

By E.B. Boatner / June 30, 2022

Last Call at the Nightingale Katherine Schellman Minotaur Books $27.99  Schellman’s first in a Jazz age mystery series draws the reader into the…

A Word In Edgewise: Survival Does Not Offer Escape 

By E.B. Boatner / June 30, 2022

The horrific news events of the past several weeks dealt not only with victims, but survivors.  Three young women, now…

A Word In Edgewise: Faster, Furiouser-–Whither? 

By E.B. Boatner / June 16, 2022

It was a different world, then. Of course, it always is. If I tell you mine was slower, calmer, a…

Anthony Bidulka On the Road to Beautiful 

By E.B. Boatner / June 2, 2022

Anthony Bidulka’s Going to Beautiful marks an even dozen mysteries; one stand- alone, two Adam Saints, eight Russell Quants (with Flight of Aquavit making…

Books: 705

By E.B. Boatner / June 2, 2022

Kingdom of Sand Andrew Holleran FSG$27  In 1978, his Dancer from the Dance established Andrew Holleran (pseudonym of Eric Garber) in the forefront of…

A Word In Edgewise: Dreams Deferred Diminish Us All 

By E.B. Boatner / June 2, 2022

Haves and Have-nots have been with us since we began to walk upright; the Haves jealously protecting their advantage down…

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