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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

All Grown Up, by Jami Attenberg: #BookReview

A failed artist struggles to grow up and put the pieces of her life back together as her family faces an emotional ordeal she isn’t mature enough to handle.

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment