I first learned of The Source from a list of suggested readings prior to my trip to Israel in 2019. At 900 pages, there wasn’t […]
I had the privilege of being a guest on Lisa Hedger’s podcast Everyone Loved it but Me about Kristin Hannah’s The Four Winds. Whether or not you liked The Four Winds, the conversation is worth a listen. We talk about the book’s shortcomings, but we also address where it has merit.
For those who visit regularly, you know that thrillers aren’t my go-to genre. But when a few of my colleagues at work started telling me about this great book a co-worker had published, I was intrigued. I purchased and read it in the course of a weekend – completely engaged and thoroughly entertained. But because I don’t normally review thrillers, I felt less up to that task. So instead, I asked Matt if he’d be willing to participate in a Q&A with me, and he agreed.
I know I’m late to the game with this one. Until this month, I had neither read The Remains of the Day nor watched the […]
When Emma Donoghue began work on The Pull of the Stars in 2018, she had no idea how eerily similar the world would be to […]
Elizabeth Strout’s latest novel Oh William! is full of what we love about Strout – stories of imperfect people managing life in imperfect ways. Strout’s […]
Chris Bohjalian is one of the more prolific contemporary writers who is truly dexterous in his writing. In his career that spans more than 25 […]
Wiley Cash has a way of making Southern readers feel right at home – a skill he repeats in his latest novel, When Ghosts Come […]
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart fortifies my belief in The Booker Prize winners.
I first read Native Son in college. (That’s my copy in the photo.) And while I know I read it – there are highlights, notes […]