While technically Day by Michael Cunningham will fall into the category of COVID pandemic fiction, this one was beautifully and uniquely constructed—three days in three years, stretching from 2019 to 2021. The same day on the calendar, so each is a year apart.
The Pole by J. M. Coetzee is at once moody and mysterious – full of tension. This novella centers around Beatriz and Wittold. She’s a […]
Here it is! My book club’s short list of books to read July 2023-June 2024.
Our annual book club selection process begins with our long list.
Last week when I was wrapping up my review of The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese, I saw that he was going to be […]
This may be less a book review of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina as it is a reading review – as in, if you’re going to read it, this is how I’d recommend you go about it.
The Story of Lucy Gault by Willam Trevor is a heart-wrenching story of love withheld because of guilt and misunderstandings. Ann Patchett recommended this book […]
I get asked for recommendations for book club selections on a fairly regular basis. Here are 10 (plus a few extra) that I highly recommend. Hopefully some are new to you.
Towles gives readers another excellent literary read with The Lincoln Highway. Four boys head east on a journey to claim an inheritance and settle some old scores. This one begs to be discussed.
Love Marriage by Monica Ali is one of my best surprise reads of the year. I can’t remember why I picked it up – maybe […]