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What Makes a Mother? Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

“It came, over and over, down to this: What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love?” In Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng makes great use of … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is Love the Only Story Worth Telling?

Julian Barnes’ new novel, The Only Story, posits that while many things happen to a person in their lifetime, at the end of the day there is only one story … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Getting Lost in Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin: Book Review

I follow the Tournament of Books every year, and every year I have at least one great discovery from the contest. This year, that discovery was Fever Dream. A friend recommended … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

I Can’t with All the Screw-Up White Dudes in Literature: The Nix, by Nathan Hill

Have you ever noticed how many novels are about white guys who can’t get their life in order? SO MANY. And I can’t deal with it anymore.

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Coming of Age (and Coming Out) in a Changing Ireland: The Heart’s Invisible Furies, by John Boyne

It’s rare that a book makes me laugh out loud AND cry. The Heart’s Invisible Furies did both.

November 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Postcards from the Edge, by Carrie Fisher: Book Review

An actress struggles toward sobriety in this fictionalized version of Carrie Fisher’s own struggles with substance abuse, famously adapted into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The North Water, by Ian McGuire: Book Review

What happens when a guilt-ridden surgeon meets a violent sociopath? Nothing good. This visceral Man Booker Prize finalist pits reason against base instinct aboard a whaling vessel in the 19th century.

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment