A Round-Up of Short Works: William Trevor, Robert J. Wiersema, and Lawrence Hill

Nights at the Alexandra by William Trevor This book was recommended to me by Don at Uncle Bardie's Stories & Such. And I am very grateful. A few years ago, I read Trevor's Love and Summer, which I thought was good but not quite enough to send me running to read more of his books. … Continue reading A Round-Up of Short Works: William Trevor, Robert J. Wiersema, and Lawrence Hill

Literary Wives: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

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 … Continue reading Literary Wives: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Sex and Death: Stories, edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs

What civil lives we lead. So mannered, so controlled. Everything tidy and safe, everything put in its place. How hard we try not to be frightened, not to let the mind and body misbehave, not to come undone. Look at us in our ties and our stockings, taking vitamins and buying prophylactics, arranging mortgages and … Continue reading Sex and Death: Stories, edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs

Literary Wives: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

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 … Continue reading Literary Wives: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer