#LiteraryWives: First Love by Gwendoline Riley

Literary Wives is an on-line book group that examines the meaning and role of wife in different books. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with this question in mind: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? Don’t forget to check out the other members of Literary Wives … Continue reading #LiteraryWives: First Love by Gwendoline Riley

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#LiteraryWives: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Literary Wives is an on-line book group that examines the meaning and role of wife in different books. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with this question in mind: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? Don’t forget to check out the other members of Literary Wives … Continue reading #LiteraryWives: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Two Novellas: ‘The Pigeon’ by Patrick Süskind and ‘The End We Start From’ By Megan Hunter

The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind (1987) I read about this book at Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends, and loved the sound of it. Just a man over the course of one day of his life, albeit an unusual day for him compared to all the others, brought about by the presence of a pigeon. I was … Continue reading Two Novellas: ‘The Pigeon’ by Patrick Süskind and ‘The End We Start From’ By Megan Hunter

#LiteraryWives: The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene

Literary Wives is an on-line book group that examines the meaning and role of wife in different books. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with this question in mind: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? Don’t forget to check out the other members of Literary Wives … Continue reading #LiteraryWives: The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

After reading The Pursuit of Memory by Joseph Jebelli, a nonfiction title about the research and treatment development of Alzheimer's Disease, I wanted to find a good novel to go with it. What luck for me that Rachel Khong's delightful Goodbye, Vitamin came out last year. (It is also on the 2018 Tournament of Books shortlist.) Ruth … Continue reading Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

Survival: ‘Touch’ by Alexi Zentner and ‘Castle of Water’ by Dane Huckelbridge

Touch by Alexi Zentner I read Touch for my A-Z CanLit Project, thinking it was my last book. But I missed "Y", so I still have one more to go... which I'm hoping will be Effigy by Alissa York. Touch turned out to be more unusual than I was expecting. I was drawn to the "three generations … Continue reading Survival: ‘Touch’ by Alexi Zentner and ‘Castle of Water’ by Dane Huckelbridge