A Conversation with National Book Award Finalist Sara Zarr

Can we handle the truth?In Sara Zarr's first novel, Story of a Girl, one young woman's life is almost spoiled by the truth... at least when it comes to the details of her biggest mistake.When young Deanna's misguided adventure with an older boy in a car is exposed for all the world to see, she is forced to live with the consequences. Her peers, her community, her family... no one can meet her gaze in quite the same way again.But are the consequences appropriate for the crime? Why are … [Read more...]

Here We Go Again: Malick and “The Tree of Life”

I know, I know, I'm late to this party.But I'm not really. I reported on Terrence Malick's Tree of Life project ages ago, and was quickly corrected and informed that I was merely perpetuating rumors about a project that was abandoned long ago.Forgive me if I'm a little gun-shy on this: But now, news sources all over the place are reporting that Heath Ledger and Sean Penn are "in talks" to star in this mysterious endeavor, with Malick at the helm. I'm sure that many will start speculating … [Read more...]


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