Category Archives: Book Reviews

  1. Book Review: Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped

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    July 29, 2014 by magpiemenina

    At last, here’s another book review. I haven’t found one recently that so moved me to blog. This one is …
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  2. Book Review: Molly Caldwell Crosby’s The American Plague

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    November 13, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Greetings all! Jaybird has been contemplating his first post deeply. It is coming, but not quite yet. It’s been too …
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  3. A Whimsical Review of James Agee and Walker Evans’ Book, Cotton Tenants.

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    July 11, 2013 by magpiemenina

    A posthumous publication, written by a reader’s favorite author and never imagined to exist, or imagined to be lost, can …
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  4. Book Review: Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy’s Rabid

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    March 1, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Dear readers, it has been quite a while since I’ve blogged a book review. I assure you, it is not …
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  5. Book Review: Richard L. Bushman’s From Puritan to Yankee

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    September 30, 2012 by magpiemenina

    I recently finished reading, after suffering through pages of boredom, Richard L. Bushman’s From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social …
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  6. Book Review: Kathleen M. Brown’s Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs

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    September 7, 2012 by magpiemenina

    I finished reading Kathleen M. Brown’s Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (Institute …
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  7. Book Review: Harbury’s Colonial Virginia’s Cooking Dynasty

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    August 29, 2012 by magpiemenina

    The book in question: Katharine E. Harbury, Colonial Virginia’s Cooking Dynasty. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2004. Why …
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