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

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People

2020-10-22T12:21:33-05:00

It begins with something extraordinary. "Almost a decade earlier, a man with a .45-70 Marlin hunting rifle walked through the front doors of Avalon Hills prep school. He didn't know that he was about to become a living symbol of the age of white men shooting into crowds." House

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People2020-10-22T12:21:33-05:00

Robert Arthur Alexie’s Porcupines and China Dolls (2002)

2016-08-16T13:36:13-05:00

Sometimes I buy books for the stories on their pages; sometimes I buy them for the stories between the pages. My copy of Porcupines and China Dolls was purchased second-hand at the Trinity College booksale more than ten years ago. Because of a handful of folded sheets tucked inside the back

Robert Arthur Alexie’s Porcupines and China Dolls (2002)2016-08-16T13:36:13-05:00

June/July 2014, In My Reading Log

2020-10-19T11:14:58-05:00

Days and days throughout this July have contained book after book after book: a swell of print. From graphic novels (revisiting the Game of Thrones saga in this medium) to short stories (lots of those!), from memoirs (I’ve just finished Zarqa Nawaz’s Laughing All the Way to the Mosque) to

June/July 2014, In My Reading Log2020-10-19T11:14:58-05:00

Megan Abbott’s The Fever (2014)

2014-06-17T12:37:20-05:00

Paradoxically, the phenomenon in The Fever has a chilling effect on characters and readers alike. The girls fall to the ground, one after the next; they writhe and tensions rise but blood is chilled. Little Brown & Company, 2014 “As Deenie walked out, a coolness began to sink

Megan Abbott’s The Fever (2014)2014-06-17T12:37:20-05:00
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