Welcome high summer! It’s time for Ye Olde Reviewer to reveal my choice selections from the July AAPA bundle. Any disagreements may be submitted in triplicate to this reviewer and mailed along with a $25 handling fee to my home address. Cash preferred.
Journal of the Month: Hands down my choice is The Pearl Number 12, which presents three different pieces: a book review from publisher Peter Schaub of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough; a brief but highly memorable poem by Sheryl Nelms, and a memoire that reads like a page-turner mystery by Jackie Welsh.
Writing of the Month: My writing of the month selection comes from The Pearl as well: Jackie Welsh’s tale of a tornado is vivid and beautifully written, a curious incident from a mighty storm. Where in the world did Thurlo Hooper go?
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