Women & Other Animals, Including Mothers & Daughters, Bonnie Jo Campbell

Women & Other AnimalsWhen I was doing a visiting semester (too many years ago to count) at Western Michigan University, Jaimy Gordon (who teaches at WMU) asked me to review Bonnie Jo Campbell’s first book of short stories, Women and Other Animals, for Third Coast.Once Upon a River

Since then her novel Once Upon a River was designated the book best representing Michigan in Entertainment Weekly‘s US Map of Books (and Jaimy’s National Book Award winning Lord of Misrule was picked to stand for West Virginia).Lord of Misrule

This review (in the Minneapolis Star Tribune) of Campbell’s new book, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, brings us full circle–though the circle is sure to expand.Campbell Strib review

And here’s another review, from Jane Ciabattari, for NPR.

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