Category: Book Reviews

J.M. Coetzee Late Essays 0

Late Essays 2006-2017 by J.M. Coetzee

★★★★★ Book reviews, literary essays and literary criticism all appear to belong under the same heading of “writing about books,” but the difference between these three fields is more nuanced that some may think....

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...

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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...

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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...