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 […]
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 […]
It has been 14 years since Abraham Verghese published Cutting for Stone, a book that easily ranks in my top five favorites of all time. […]
There’s a new genre of fiction emerging – COVID Lit. Two of the last few books I’ve read have commenced with the “shelter in place” orders that came in March 2020. And this is where Elizabeth Strout places Lucy Barton from her Amgash Series in Lucy by the Sea, the fourth in the series.
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 […]
Conjure Women, Afia Atakora’s debut, tells the story of mother and daughter, separated by a war that redefined our nation but more significantly to those […]
In The End of the Day, Clegg uses insight honed by years of reading manuscripts to bring fresh insight to friendships and family, how to make amends, and when to just let go.
Just in time for packing your summer beach bag, Patti Callahan Henry is providing The Favorite Daughter to help you stock it. Set mostly in a […]
We all grow up with myths. Myths about place. Myths about history. Myths about family. Growing up is, in part, about the sifting process that […]