Rachel Cusk’s Outline (2014) and Transit (2017)

2017-10-25T16:47:19+00:00

Readers meet a woman up in the air. Literally. She is flying to Athens, where she will teach a course in creative writing. This is Outline. Perhaps partly because she could instruct in the art of outlining, demonstrate for her students the art of constructing a framework on which

Rachel Cusk’s Outline (2014) and Transit (2017) 2017-10-25T16:47:19+00:00

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos

2017-05-18T10:09:14+00:00

Bette Bao Lord's In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (1984) opens when Bandit is living in China in her grandparents' home. She is ten years old (nine in Western birthdays) and she is about to learn that she will be going to live in the United States.

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos 2017-05-18T10:09:14+00:00

Kate Taylor’s Serial Monogamy (2016)

2017-07-24T15:22:51+00:00

"My books aren’t romances per se; they don’t even necessarily feature happy endings any more, they just conclude with hopeful moments that allow the reader to decide whether widows have the strength to go on or divorced dads find love for a second time." And there is nothing romantic about the

Kate Taylor’s Serial Monogamy (2016) 2017-07-24T15:22:51+00:00

MRE Authors: Penelope Lively and Toni Morrison

2015-09-18T10:08:53+00:00

Because I love making reading lists almost as much as I love reading the books that I add to them, I have big plans for my MustReadEverything Reading Projects, but then there are dozens of other books that I also want to read. This year so far, I have reread seven

MRE Authors: Penelope Lively and Toni Morrison 2015-09-18T10:08:53+00:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (3 of 4)

2015-08-21T11:53:29+00:00

Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? Cormorant Books, 2015 For

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (3 of 4) 2015-08-21T11:53:29+00:00