“My Mother and I, We Talk Cat” by Elise Stuart

Elise Stuart’s terrific new memoir is unorthodox. As a former Poet Laureate of Silver City and Grant County, she includes poems at scattered intervals, which illustrate the events and emotions of her youth. Her tale, while sequential, glosses over some years and characters and lingers on others. For example, we barely get to know the…

WordSmith, A Memoir – by ACH Smith

ACH Smith may just be the best British writer you’ve never heard of. He’s the author of a dozen novels and novelizations, writer of 20 professionally produced plays, a widely published poet, a journalist for The Times, and a screenwriter. His output is uniformly superb. And now he’s a brilliant memoirist. If you want to…