Category: Literature

I Refuse by Per Petterson book review 0

I Refuse by Per Petterson

Per Petterson is the author of seven novels, including the acclaimed Out Stealing Horses, a best book of 2007 and subsequently published in 50 languages. His first novel in nearly five years is a...

My Sunshine Away by M.O.Walsh 0

My Sunshine Away by M.O.Walsh

In My Sunshine Away, M.O. Walsh mingles a couple of old standbys: a tale of obsessive love and its perils, and a whodunit. After he stirs in an outwardly idyllic middle-class Baton Rouge neighborhood,...

Aquarium by David Vann 2

Aquarium by David Vann

Leo Tolstoy famously wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In David Vann’s novel Aquarium, Sheri and Caitlin, mother and daughter, are living lives of quiet...

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison 0

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Lula Ann Bridewell (known simply as “Bride” in her professional circles) is a successful black woman working in the high fashion and cosmetics industry in California. She recently had a steamy sexual fling with...

Shark by Will Self 0

Shark by Will Self

★★★★☆ Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, Will Self’s Umbrella is a misunderstood and surprisingly overlooked gem and a precursor of sorts to his exceptional new novel Shark. The experimental Umbrella flows simultaneously...

Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe 0

Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe

Described by the publisher as “a comic spy caper and international love story,” Expo 58 is just that—and it’s terrific. Jonathan Coe effortlessly combines a Kafka-esque sense of dread and futility with a lighthearted,...