Alden Jones’s The Wanting Was a Wilderness—A Review

Both literary criticism and memoir, Alden Jones’s The Wanting Was a Wilderness serves to deconstruct the craft through Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild, and to construct her own narrative. It begins and ends with a hallmark candidness, such as in the second chapter, “This is Not the Book I Sat Down to Write,” where we are enfolded into a thoughtful confession of the writing process as informed by real life.

Five Restaurants in Galway Every Foodie Needs To Visit

Galway, Ireland’s gateway to Connemara Valley, the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher, is a foodie charmer all its own. Whether here for a night or three, Galway will implore you to stay longer or, at least, come back as soon as possible. Over the last few years, it has deservedly earned accolades for its fast-growing culinary scene and continues to impress locals and visitors at every turn. Still, the options for dining are infinite and can leave you dazed and indecisive.
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