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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

Mrs. Fletcher, by Tom Perrotta: Book Review

Is it time for Tom Perrotta to move on? And can a novel that trades on white privilege get away with it if it pretends to be in on the joke?

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mildred Pierce, by James Cain: Book Review

Mildred Pierce is an independent woman trying to get ahead in a society that doesn’t give women many chances. Along the way she must deal with tragedy, romance, and one hell of a conceited daughter.

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy: Book Review

Twenty years after winning the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel, Arundhati Roy returns to fiction with a sprawling tale of India, its people, and its politics in all its complex glory.

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment