In My Reading Log

2020-05-21T16:00:38-05:00

The majority of my reading time this year has been devoted to the books which have been living for years, though neglected, on my own bookshelves. In May and June, I had a planned rebellion, and I enjoyed a great number of new books. But now I have returned to

In My Reading Log2020-05-21T16:00:38-05:00

Lydia Perović’s Incidental Music (2012)

2020-10-22T12:23:11-05:00

Romola sang soprano, but perhaps an opera singer's life after she has retired is, by definition, incidental music. Or, perhaps the fragments of memory that swell and break for a 70-something woman living with dementia are incidental music. Or, the lost love she half-recalls? Maybe that is incidental. Inanna

Lydia Perović’s Incidental Music (2012)2020-10-22T12:23:11-05:00

Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder (2011)

2014-03-17T15:39:51-05:00

Ann Patchett's works have long had the attention of the Orange Prize juries. The Magician's Assistant was shortlisted for the 1998 Orange Prize, and Bel Canto won in 2002; it wasn't surprising to see State of Wonder make the jury's shortlist in 2012. The most striking element of the novel is its

Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder (2011)2014-03-17T15:39:51-05:00
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