Category: Book Reviews

Viking, 2017. 0

Eastman Was Here by Alex Gilvarry

★★★★☆ When a story’s main character possesses that ideal blend of questionable decisions and idiosyncratic worldviews, the resulting novel can really soar. Novelist Alex Gilvarry has accomplished this in the protagonist of Alan Eastman,...

Pig/Pork by Pia Spry-Marques 0

Pig/Pork by Pía Spry-Marqués

★★★★☆ Our love affair with pigs – more accurately pork – extends to the dawn of human existence. Excavations at the site of Medzhibozh 1 in Western Ukraine indicate that “wild boar were being...

Catching Breath by Kathryn Lougheed 0

Catching Breath by Kathryn Lougheed

★★★★☆ This “scientific biography” of tuberculosis (TB) is a fascinating, scholarly account of a persistent, often misunderstood disease. TB, as Kathryn Lougheed so eloquently reveals, has been with us since we became us. With...

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...