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 love a hearty soup in the winter. They are almost always healthy, but best of all easy and comforting. In addition, I’ve been wanting to try cooking with barley. So, when a friend gave me some to try, I went to the interwebs to see what I could find. The result was a delicious beef, mushroom, and barley soup that will from here on out be a part of my winter soup rotation.
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 […]
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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 […]