The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore (1955)

Poor Judith. That's the only way I can think of her. I can't remember the last time I pitied a character in a novel as much. And it's not because she lives alone, it's not because her looks lean toward the unfortunate, and it's not because she spent years taking care of her sick aunt. … Continue reading The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore (1955)

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Heave by Christy Ann Conlin

First, let's delight in the title of this book. I love this title, and think it suits the book perfectly. 'Heave' implies a weighty subject matter. 'Heave' leads me to imagine someone pitching something away, in this case an old crappy life in exchange for a new one. As the protagonist is an alcoholic, there … Continue reading Heave by Christy Ann Conlin