Ovenbird Books

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Readers Review The Last Good Obsession

The Last Good Obsession is smart, oh so smart, while being wonderfully human and provocatively relevant to the universal themes of any human story–love, loss, death, dying. Part memoir, part exploration of marvelous works of fiction, the book takes us on Swinburne’s journey of falling in love with fiction and using it as a lens for understanding herself and the course her life has taken. The narrator’s honesty and forthrightness is refreshing, engaging, and startlingly funny at times. A wonderful read for lovers of memoir, fiction, or both. —Heather Weber

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Ovenbird Books

An independent press dedicated to the publication of experimental literary nonfiction