I first read Rabbit, Run by John Updike in college and remember loving it. A year or so ago one of my best reading buddies […]
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, […]
Call us book snobs. It is a label we embrace. My book club’s book ratings from 2022-2023.
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. […]
This may be less a book review of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina as it is a reading review – as in, if you’re going to read it, this is how I’d recommend you go about it.
The Story of Lucy Gault by Willam Trevor is a heart-wrenching story of love withheld because of guilt and misunderstandings. Ann Patchett recommended this book […]
I get asked for recommendations for book club selections on a fairly regular basis. Here are 10 (plus a few extra) that I highly recommend. Hopefully some are new to you.