Books for April

It was an April morning: fresh and clear / The Rivulet, delighting in its strength, / Ran with a young man’s speed; and yet the voice / Of waters which the winter had supplied / Was softened down into a vernal tone. ~ William Wordsworth

REVIEW: THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF by Charlotte Williams

  The narrator is one Jessica Mayhew, a successful psychotherapist.  She becomes interested in one of her patients who has recently remembered a childhood memory.  He believes he saw his father kill his au pair, throwing her off a boat near the Welch coast.  This vague memory has haunted his dreams for a couple of…

A Good Word: Balaclava

A balaclava is a piece of headgear that basically just leaves your eyes and nose open, but protects the rest of your head from the elements.  It makes one look like a combination of a knight and bank robber.   This isn’t a word you hear much anymore, even among skiers and sporting good stores.…

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