By Josh Russell
Just like the Puritan-era narratives she reviews, Hannah Guttentag’s early-1990s narrative is a chronicle of the unusual areas she travels—Nashville, Ithaca, New Orleans, Cleveland, Nebraska—the savages who captivate her—librarians, grad scholars, professors, her baby—and the redemption she earns.
Josh Russell's past novels are Yellow Jack and My vivid Midnight. An Illinois native—born in Carbondale, raised in Normal—he now lives in Decatur, Georgia together with his spouse and daughter.
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