Wild, and the Problem of Evil

Wild, and the Problem of Evil

All Things Left Wild: A Novel by James Wade. Blackstone Publishing, 2020. Hardcover, 304 pages, $28. Reviewed by‏ Christopher Landrum Life in itself is neither good nor evil; it is the scene of good or evil, as you make it. And, if you have lived a day, you have seen...
‘God, If There Was a God’

‘God, If There Was a God’

Missionaries: A Novel by Phil Klay. Penguin Press, 2020, Hardcover, 416 pages, $28. Reviewed by Joshua Hren It isn’t surprising that Joseph Ratzinger’s Introduction to Christianity begins by immersing us in the rejection thereof, the highways of doubt and the...
A People’s History of Philadelphia

A People’s History of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Stories: People and Their Places in Early America by C. Dallett Hemphill, edited by Rodney Hessinger and Daniel K. Richter. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021. Hardcover, 392 pages, $35. Reviewed by Addison Del Mastro Philadelphia Stories: People and...
The Place of Punctuation in Literary Art

The Place of Punctuation in Literary Art

Mark My Words: Profiles of Punctuation in Modern Literature by Lee Clark Mitchell. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. Softcover, 166 pages, $15. Reviewed by Oliver Spivey Many literature professors have long expressed their embarrassment at simply professing literature. Not...
An Education for the Future

An Education for the Future

Glory in All Things: St. Benedict and Catholic Education Today by André Gushurst-Moore. Angelico Press, 2020. Paperback, 170 pages, $17.95. Reviewed by John C. Pinheiro Controversy in Catholic education did not begin with the 1967 Land O’Lakes Declaration. How best to...
Does Junior Know Best?

Does Junior Know Best?

The Handsome Little Cygnet By Matthew Mehan. TAN Books, 2021. Hardcover, 48 pages, $19.95. Reviewed by Esther O’Reilly Once upon a time in the city, there was a handsome little cygnet whose parents loved him very much. So begins Matthew Mehan’s newest illustrated...

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