Two Recent Novels About Infidelity

Thinking about having an affair? Just kidding. Interested in stories about marriage and infidelity? Here are a couple of new possibilities you might like. Very different from each other. Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro (2018) The thing that makes Fire Sermon unique is that the couple having the affair are both religious. They feel guilt … Continue reading Two Recent Novels About Infidelity

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Literary Wives: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

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 Literary Wives: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Literary Wives: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

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 Literary Wives: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Playing Catch-Up: Elena Ferrante, Pamela Paul, Joey Comeau, and Jesse Ruddock

The Days of Abandonment In my attempt to avoid the Neapolitan Quartet, I have now read two of Elena Ferrante's novellas. (Last year I read The Lost Daughter.) I thought both were excellent books, but I might have to give the edge to The Days of Abandonment. Although both books ask questions about what it … Continue reading Playing Catch-Up: Elena Ferrante, Pamela Paul, Joey Comeau, and Jesse Ruddock