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

#LiteraryWives: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

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 #LiteraryWives: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

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

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

Literary Wives: Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood

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: Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood

Literary Wives: American Housewife by Helen Ellis

Literary Wives is an on-line book club 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: American Housewife by Helen Ellis

One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left To Hide by Christian Kiefer

I read Christian Kiefer's The Animals last year and loved it. So, I was happy to be sent a copy of his new novella. I didn't expect it to be just like his previous work, but I also wasn't expecting it to be so completely different. In fact, it's completely different from anything I have … Continue reading One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left To Hide by Christian Kiefer