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.
Women and Children First by Alina Grabowski is a beautifully written story set in a small Massachusetts town. It involves the lives of mothers, daughters, […]
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.