Posts By: Elizabeth Cousar

Elizabeth Cousar

TURNING THE PAGES – S is for Silence

As a holiday gift, my husband kindly bought the next installment in a series I’ve been enjoying for years. S is for Silence is the next in Sue Grafton’s series about private detective Kinsey Millhone. In this nineteenth volume in the series, Grafton tries something a little different. The Kinsey Millhone series is set in… Read more »

Turning the Pages – Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Well, I did very little (for me) reading over the holidays. I only read seven novels that I can think of. Well, actually there were two or three others that I left at my Mom’s, but I didn’t bring them home to write about). Thank goodness I can get right to writing reviews, because I… Read more »

Turning the Pages – An Anthropoligist on Mars

Over its 14-year history, The Voice has almost always featured a book review column, and in 2005 Elizabeth Cousar decided to add her unique perspective to the mix. With a fondness for science fiction, Elizabeth reviews a variety of books which include eclectic selections from both fiction and non-fiction. This review explores a fascinating book… Read more »

Turing the Pages

Well, it’s certainly been a week, all right! I have been doing some outside reading for my due-any-day-now Communications 321 (Computers and Human Experience) paper about the Information Revolution. I have to tell you, reading what some “?experts’ thought was going to happen, and what some of them still think is going to happen, makes… Read more »

Turning the Pages

Oddly enough, I read a bestseller recently. This almost never happens, due in large part to the number of courses I’m taking at any given time. But a good friend lent me her copy of Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by Dava Sobel (1999), and I just couldn’t pass it… Read more »

Turning The Pages – My Name is Asher Lev

I had a request! Watch me do my dance of joy! I was asked to review Chaim Potok’s My Name is Asher Lev, a favourite novel of one AUSU member’s. I ran right out and got a copy:from the bookshelf in my home office. I own this book. I love it. An excuse to re-read… Read more »

Turning the Pages…

First, an apology: I was sick for a couple of weeks there and left the column in favour of bed rest. I’m sorry I didn’t let you all know where I went. Thanks to both of the readers who inquired about me. You know who you are. I haven’t done a lot of reading in… Read more »

Student Moms – A Response

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. RE: STUDENT MOMS by Pam Pelmous Wow! I know that I admire all the OTHER moms out there who manage to balance work, family and community, but until I read this article, I… Read more »

Turning the Pages – An Anthropoligist on Mars

I’m back in non-fiction mode this week, possibly because I haven’t been working enough on my course work, and feel guilty. At least when I read non-fiction, I know I’m getting my mental exercise. I read An Anthropologist on Mars, by world-renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks. This collection of case studies and personal anecdotes has… Read more »