The Promise Falls Trilogy

2017-01-06T11:04:07-05:00

Promise Falls has a history. You might not think so, but it matters. “Are we too insignificant up here: A couple of hours away from New York? Is that what we’re foolish enough to think? Let me tell you something, my friend. You want to strike fear into the hearts

The Promise Falls Trilogy2017-01-06T11:04:07-05:00

Zadie Smith’s Swing Time (2016)

2017-01-06T10:33:21-05:00

In the first musical number in the classic RKO comedy film "Swing Time", Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance with grace and finesse; towards the end of the number, they even leap across the fence-like borders which circle the floor. Hamish Hamilton - PRH, 2016 Astaire and Rogers

Zadie Smith’s Swing Time (2016)2017-01-06T10:33:21-05:00

All Those Who Are Missing: New 2016 Novels

2016-12-13T11:20:39-05:00

Many writers suggest that a motivation for telling stories is to set things in order, to make sense of what seems senseless. Little wonder that so many novels are preoccupied with loss and absence, abandonment and grief. In Melanie Mah's The Sweetest One, Chris (Chrysler) Wong thinks maybe she's cursed.

All Those Who Are Missing: New 2016 Novels2016-12-13T11:20:39-05:00

Telling Stories: Five 2016 Novels

2016-12-13T10:55:34-05:00

It's not all "Reader, I married him" but plenty of contemporary novels are preoccupied by the idea of storytelling, and often one voice does speak to us directly even now. Periscope Books, 2016 In Tabish Khair's Just Another Jihadi Jane, the storyteller's direct address appears regularly and spiritedly.

Telling Stories: Five 2016 Novels2016-12-13T10:55:34-05:00

Ami McKay: The Moth Stories

2016-12-09T15:22:34-05:00

It's the book which Moth discovers in Mr. Wentworth's study in Ami McKay's second novel, The Virgin Cure (2011): "The Witches of New York was the book I’ found most intriguing." "Listing addresses from Broome to Nineteenth Street, it claimed to be a reliable guide to the soothsayers of the

Ami McKay: The Moth Stories2016-12-09T15:22:34-05:00
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