Category: Book Reviews

Milk! by Mark Kurlansky 0

Milk! by Mark Kurlansky

★★★★☆ Mark Kurlansky writes that milk is a “10,000-year-old controversy. When you think about it, it was a pretty weird thing to begin with, the idea that we could replace mothers with secretions from...

Picador, 2018. 0

The Answers by Catherine Lacey

★★★★★ Catherine Lacey’s The Answers attempts a Tower of Babel on the subject of love—a recipe for success, yes? Love’s mechanics are fascinating, in part because its inner workings are partially unknowable, the je...

Sheila-Heti-Motherhood 0

Motherhood by Sheila Heti

★★★★☆ A facile description of Sheila Heti’s brilliant latest book is that Motherhood is about a female writer in her late thirties who is trying to decide whether to have a child, and what...

Bloomsbury 0

Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser

★★★★★ Sarah Tolcser’s Whisper of the Tide follows Caroline Orestia and Markos Andela in an action-packed sequel to The Song of the Current (2017). Caroline and Markos are living in Valonikos and planning their next move...

Zen and Gone Emily France 0

Zen and Gone by Emily France

★★★★☆ Emily France wastes no time plunging her readers straight into the crisis of Zen and Gone. No sooner do we crack the book’s spine than we find our heroine, 17-year-old Essa McKree, searching...

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018 0

My German Brother by Chico Buarque

★★★☆☆ Although not immediately aware of the transformation, Ciccio’s life changes when he finds a decades-old letter stashed between the pages of his father’s rare edition of The Golden Bough. His father, a book...