Spring 2018, In My Bookbag

2018-05-31T13:06:45-05:00

In which there is talk of the slim stories which have travelled with me within the city, while bulkier volumes stayed home. Amitav Ghosh's Flood of Fire and Paul Auster's 4 3 2 1are awkward travelling companions. As are some of the skinnies in my current stack, like Iris Murdoch's

Spring 2018, In My Bookbag2018-05-31T13:06:45-05:00

Deni Ellis Béchard’s Into the Sun (2016)

2020-01-07T11:17:37-05:00

Have you ever missed your stop on public transit because of a book? House of Anansi, 2016 Into the Sun is so gripping, from the start, that I travelled four stops past my own stop, before I even realized that I had missed it. (Then, I was so surprised,

Deni Ellis Béchard’s Into the Sun (2016)2020-01-07T11:17:37-05:00

Telling Father’s Story: A Novel and a Memoir

2017-07-24T15:12:22-05:00

Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed and Maurice Mierau's Detachment: An Adoption Memoir are a perfect pair. Penguin Random House, 2014 And the Mountains Echoed begins with a story, told by a father to his son and his daughter. "Father never felt more present to Abdullah, more vibrant, revealed,

Telling Father’s Story: A Novel and a Memoir2017-07-24T15:12:22-05:00

Michael Winter’s Minister Without Portfolio (2013)

2014-05-13T14:37:40-05:00

Readers familiar with Michael Winter's fiction will immediately recognize the contrast between stark prose and emotional intensity; in the gap between, the reader resides. For it's not as though Henry Hayward does not feel, but it's as though he has raised a hand to protect himself from the heat of

Michael Winter’s Minister Without Portfolio (2013)2014-05-13T14:37:40-05:00
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