Category: Literature

Isadora by Amelia Gray 0

Isadora by Amelia Gray

★★★★☆ Long before the cult of personality promulgated by the tabloid “news” outlets of today, Isadora Duncan was known by one name. More than one hundred years later Isadora conjures memories of a life...

Picador, 2017. 0

South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby

★★★★★ South Pole Station’s July 4th release date is counterintuitive in its timeliness—Ashley Shelby’s novel of a painter’s sojourn at an isolated Antarctic outpost offers excellent escapism for these humid summer months. By glancing...

Modern Gods by Nick Laird 0

Modern Gods by Nick Laird

★★☆☆☆ It’s surprising that the opening of Modern Gods wasn’t rewritten: two masked men open fire in a local bar while a band is playing, spraying the crowd with bullets from an AK-47. Somehow...

House of Names by Colm Toibin 0

House of Names by Colm Toibin

★★★★☆ A sick proposal from the Gods: in order for the winds to favorably carry Agamemnon’s ships to battle, he must sacrifice his eldest daughter Iphegenia. Blinded by the prospects of glory, Agamemnon heeds...

Augustown by Kei Miller 0

Augustown by Kei Miller

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Kei Miller’s Augustown is a rhapsodic new force in the canon of Caribbean literature. Synthesizing generations of local lore, Miller tells the spellbinding story of a small Jamaican community’s...