One of My Favorite Books of 2016

One of My Favorite Books of 2016

The cleverly titled Spill Simmer Falter Wither (March 2016) by Sara Baume is already one of my favorite books of 2016. Quiet, intense books appeal to me, particularly when the […]

Reviewer Critiques Strout’s New Novel

Reviewer Critiques Strout’s New Novel

Known for her blockbuster hit Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton (January 2016), a slender volume of 191 pages, is a playbook for compression and concision. […]

Media Fire Ignites Riveting Memoir

Media Fire Ignites Riveting Memoir

  Deanna Fei’s memoir, Girl in Glass (July 2015), is as riveting and heart stopping as any thriller on the bestseller list. The difference is that Fei’s story is true, […]