Alix E. Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January (2019)

2019-09-10T15:13:38-05:00

Under 1%. That's how many publisher recommendations and reading copies have slipped into my stacks this year (apart from paid review work). Because my policy has always been to review every book I'm sent, I've always been very particular about what makes it to my post box. But recently

Alix E. Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January (2019)2019-09-10T15:13:38-05:00

Whitney Scharer’s The Age of Light (2019)

2019-03-29T12:44:42-05:00

When Whitney Scharer describes her goal in writing The Age of Light, I’m all in. She wants “to present Lee as the complicated woman she was: beautiful and talented, of course, but also flawed and fragile, and it was more important to me to get this right than to

Whitney Scharer’s The Age of Light (2019)2019-03-29T12:44:42-05:00

Andrew Miller’s Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (2018)

2019-03-26T11:31:53-05:00

Discovering Andrew Miller’s work, at this stage of his career, reminds me of the solid sense of anticipation that I felt upon reading Rupert Thomson’s Secrecy (2013). As authors of 8 and 11 novels respectively, I’m surprised that I hadn’t been tempted to read one of their books until

Andrew Miller’s Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (2018)2019-03-26T11:31:53-05:00

On Being Married – Happily and Unhappily – and Reading Around

2017-10-30T11:30:28-05:00

Sarah Dunn's new novel, The Arrangement takes Owen and Lucy, who are imagining themselves unhappily married in the future, and encourages them to sleep around. The idea comes to the happily married couple via a conversation at a dinner party, which is also how Sarah Dunn came upon the idea

On Being Married – Happily and Unhappily – and Reading Around2017-10-30T11:30:28-05:00

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s Harmless Like You (2016)

2016-10-26T12:35:34-05:00

At the "Modern Families" roundtable at this year's IFOA, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan explained that it only felt natural to build her characters with the seemingly endless details that comprise their lives, their selves. Identity is clearly at the heart of her much-lauded debut, Harmless Like You, and a good part of

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s Harmless Like You (2016)2016-10-26T12:35:34-05:00
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