Catch My Drift by Genevieve Scott

Catch My Drift is a compelling novel about a mother and daughter, living together while also living their own private lives. Over the span of twenty years, the chapters alternate between Lorna's story (in third person) and Cara's (in first). Lorna had dreams of standing out in her sport of swimming. But first she was … Continue reading Catch My Drift by Genevieve Scott

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Hunting Houses by Fanny Britt

Have you ever thought about your first love? Or maybe you've never gotten over him/her, despite the fact that you appear to have moved on? Or maybe, like Tessa, you know without a doubt you'd go back to him if you got the chance? ("Do we ever stop wanting what we desired so ardently at … Continue reading Hunting Houses by Fanny Britt

Two Novellas: ‘The Pigeon’ by Patrick Süskind and ‘The End We Start From’ By Megan Hunter

The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind (1987) I read about this book at Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends, and loved the sound of it. Just a man over the course of one day of his life, albeit an unusual day for him compared to all the others, brought about by the presence of a pigeon. I was … Continue reading Two Novellas: ‘The Pigeon’ by Patrick Süskind and ‘The End We Start From’ By Megan Hunter

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