Book Review: West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan

Much has been written about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s good times — the Gatsby years, the parties — but the aftermath is less examined. Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, West of Sunset, imagines Fitzgerald’s last stages in life. Centered around his late-’30s Hollywood years, the writer see-saws between struggle and vindication while trying maintain some semblance of family.

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What’s Up With Dog Treats From China?

Over the past decade, pet food and treat related illnesses and recalls, many of which are linked to products from China, have made many pet owners more wary about what they buy their pets. It can be difficult, and sometimes expensive, to provide treats sourced entirely from the USA. Of course, treats aren’t medically necessary, but they’re important for training and good for variety. I’m not a veterinarian, but I keep up with dog news and recalls. Here’s what I know and what’s working for my dogs. Read More What’s Up With Dog Treats From China?

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08

Guess what? We’re on episode seven of Downton Abbey, which means we’re in the home stretch! And we have all of the staples of a primetime soap opera in this episode: a wedding that may or may not occur, opposition to a marriage, an announcement from a killjoy, a mother bitchier than Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, a realization of a child’s parentage based on its looks, a family member leaving, and Anna starring in Bates Part Deux: The Homicidal Housewife. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08