Margaret Millar’s The Listening Walls (1959; 2016)

2017-03-06T16:21:14+00:00

Although some of the characters in the Margaret Millar mysteries I have read answer their own phones, many answer other people's phones instead: the telephones of older or more privileged relatives or those of their bosses. There's even a switchboard operator in the mix, along with a woman better known

Margaret Millar’s The Listening Walls (1959; 2016) 2017-03-06T16:21:14+00:00

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am (2016)

2016-11-10T10:55:29+00:00

In interview with Mark Medley in September, Jonathan Safran Foer discusses his new book, Here I Am, in such a way that it's clear it feels distinct from his other writing for him. Hamish Hamilton - PRH, 2016 Many of the attendees are carrying copies of his earlier

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am (2016) 2016-11-10T10:55:29+00:00

Sun-Mi Hwang’s The Dog Who Dared to Dream (2016)

2016-07-16T11:18:11+00:00

Sun-Mi Hwang's The Hen Who Believed She Could Fly was a runaway bestseller for its Korean author, who had previously published more than 50 books and was surprised to find her work such a phenomenon, not only in Korea but beyond. Abacus - Hachette, 2016 The Dog Who Dared

Sun-Mi Hwang’s The Dog Who Dared to Dream (2016) 2016-07-16T11:18:11+00:00

Kingdoms of the Dead

2016-06-10T08:40:34+00:00

Lynda Barry says a “happy ending is hardly important, though we may be glad it’s there”. But there’s more to it, she says: “The real joy is knowing that if you felt the trouble in the story, your kingdom isn’t dead.”* Doubleday Canada, 2015 If one reads a

Kingdoms of the Dead 2016-06-10T08:40:34+00:00

On reading, at last, Rilla of Ingleside

2015-08-27T16:18:03+00:00

I can no longer claim that reading about grown-up Anne is boring, when that would clearly mean I, as a grown-up, must be boring too. So I have had to come up with other reasons to avoid reading the final Anne book. Knowing what a chore it was for LMM

On reading, at last, Rilla of Ingleside 2015-08-27T16:18:03+00:00