Palimpsest by Charles A. Fracchia

As pentimento is to a painting (from the Italian from the verb pentirsi, meaning to repent), palimpsest is to literature (from the Latin palimpsestus, which derives from the Ancient Greek παλίμψηστος (palímpsēstos, “again scraped”)). Palimpsest is a compound word that literally means “scraped clean and ready to be used again”. A pentimento is a visible… Read More Palimpsest by Charles A. Fracchia

Garbage by Leonard Dominic Stefanelli

“Garbage” is a book about waste management in San Francisco. Waste Management is what we call garbage removal nowadays, but the book “Garbage” teaches us that originally the garbage industry was known as “scavenging” in which house trash was collected using burlap and loaded into a horse-drawn wagon, later the trash-filled cans were lifted onto… Read More Garbage by Leonard Dominic Stefanelli

Californios, A Collection of Stories by Jeff McElroy

You’re saturated with online political posts, memes, and tweets.  Or you’re stuck inside because of rain and no swell.  Or both.  Now’s a good time to read a book.  Jeff McElroy’s short stories, Californios and Californios 2 will occupy your mind, immersing you in waves of sketchy situations and native splendor. I’ve wanted to review this two-volume collection, Californios published… Read More Californios, A Collection of Stories by Jeff McElroy