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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A Beckoning War by Matthew Murphy

Why do we read war novels? What do we get out of them? One of the reasons I love them is for the history. Each war novel adds to my knowledge of the various wars I've read about. I am always amazed by how much there is still to learn. I also like novels that … Continue reading A Beckoning War by Matthew Murphy

#LiteraryWives: A Lady and her Husband by Amber Reeves (1914)

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: A Lady and her Husband by Amber Reeves (1914)

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

Angie Abdou: Between, The Canterbury Trail, and The Bone Cage

I finally decided to pick up one of Angie Abdou's books this summer. I've been meaning to for years now - I wish I could remember what it was that prompted me to do it - it was something I read about her last book, Between. So that's the one I started with. I loved … Continue reading Angie Abdou: Between, The Canterbury Trail, and The Bone Cage

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