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 […]
The Sea, The SeaThis Booker Award winner from 1978 is the story of Charles Arrowby, a retired theater director who leaves London and rents a […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
It feels like our book club is getting more and more expert at selecting books. This year, we’ll finish with eight of our eleven books […]
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.
The most consistent reading theme for 2020 that I heard was an inability to “get into” a book, which was incredibly frustrating – especially during those weeks and months of “sheltering in place.” For many readers, they readily apply this feeling to that now cliche term of “unprecedented.”