Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Book Review: Kin Types by Luanne Castle

Emotional and gripping, Kin Types by Luanne Castle is a collection unlike anything I've ever read before. At moments heart wrenching, at moments disturbing, these powerful glimpses into the lives of the women and men from Castle's family history will grab you right away.

While part of me hoped for more lighter moments, the reality is that our ancestors lived in dangerous, difficult times. Castle captures that reality so well with her poetry and prose. She writes a fascinating blog on family history at The Family Kalamazoo. Kin Types is a wonderful new way to bring those people to life for others.


Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Finishing Line Press (July 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1635342546
ISBN-13: 978-1635342543

Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip6mTWIMSvI

I received a free copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.



Winner of the 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, Doll God, Luanne Castle‘s first collection of poetry, was published by Aldrich Press. Luanne’s poetry and prose have appeared in Grist, Copper Nickel, River Teeth, Glass Poetry Press, Barnstorm Journal, Six Hens, Lunch Ticket, The Review Review, and many other journals. Published by Finishing Line Press, Kin Types was a semi-finalist in the Concrete Wolf chapbook contest.

Luanne has been a Fellow at the Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside. She studied English and creative writing at the University of California, Riverside (Ph.D.); Western Michigan University (MFA); and the Stanford University writing certificate program. Her scholarly work has been published in academic journals, and she contributed to Twice-Told Children’s Tales: The Influence of Childhood Reading on Writers for Adults, edited by Betty Greenway. For fifteen years, she taught college English. She divides her time between California and Arizona, where she shares land with a herd of javelina. Visit her website.

Available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vEq5eW



2 comments:

Serena Agusto-Cox said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful review and for being on the blog tour!

Luanne said...

Thank you for your sensitive review of Kin Types. I appreciate it so much and am glad you enjoyed it.