On September 14, 2016, the Washington Independent Review of Books published Dorothy Reno's stunning review of Senior Lecturer Sally Shivnan's Piranhas & Quicksand & Love--what Reno describes as "[a]n outstanding collection of tales about the pitfalls and rewards of human connection." In this review, Reno encourages readers to "[r]ead this book to savor its beautiful language, to drink in its gentle defiance. Piranhas & Quicksand & Love calls readers to ride the waves of a sea besieged by predatory behavior and natural disaster. To sail on, nevertheless, toward love." Her review reveals what we, at the English Department, have always known: that Sally Shivnan is a wonderful talent with a resonant image of the world. To read the entire review, look at http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/bookreview/piranhas-quicksand-love-stories.
Shivnan's collection of stories is scheduled to launch Thursday, September 15, at 7:00 PM at the Ivy Bookshop, located at 6080 Falls Road in Baltimore, MD. She will also be reading from her work on Saturday at the English Department's Open House. Please join us for these exciting events.