Book Review: Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Ordinary People - Diana Evans (Bond Street Books, 2018) The wondering had increased, until she had announced to the midwife that she wanted a VBAC, the term referring to the category of women who are stupid enough to try it again the natural way, to return to the vagina, to risk the rupturing of the… Continue reading Book Review: Ordinary People by Diana Evans

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Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

The Night Tiger - Yangsze Choo (Flatiron Books, 2019) The Night Tiger first come on my radar when I read FictionFan's review of it (read it here). Right away I knew it sounded like a book I'd enjoy. A bit of Chinese/South Asian history, a bit of magic realism. I'm happy to say the book… Continue reading Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Life: A little bit of April

A picnic at the park April, as is usual, has been a combination of brilliantly sunny days (see above) and rain. The girls have started to play in the backyard a little more but we've also had our share of indoor days, struggling through until dinner time. Putting Pearl to work With Pearl's recent birthday… Continue reading Life: A little bit of April

Book Review: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

The Incendiaries - R.O. Kwon (Riverhead Books, 2018) The Incendiaries left me with a lot of questions. Which isn't surprising in such a taut, relatively short book. But the greatest question was: Is Will a reliable narrator? Will Kendall tells the story of his years at Edwards College, a prestigious (fictional) university on the East… Continue reading Book Review: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2016) In the early pages of The Lesser Bohemians I came very close to giving up on this book. What's wrong with the Irish? I thought, the stream of conscious writing reminding me Ulysses. Instead, I slowed my reading down until I was able to fall… Continue reading Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Book Review: Juliet the Maniac by Juliet Escoria

Juliet the Maniac - Juliet Escoria (Melville House, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. It will be published May 2019. This book very clearly states "A Novel" on the front cover. Which is something I kept returning to because it reads very much like a memoir. This is the story, told… Continue reading Book Review: Juliet the Maniac by Juliet Escoria

Book Review: How to Give up Plastic by Will McCallum

How to Give up Plastic - Will McCallum (Penguin Books, 2019) (and a few of the items we use in our home to replace plastic) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. It is set for publication June 4, 2019. All opinions are my own. I read this short non-fiction book very shortly… Continue reading Book Review: How to Give up Plastic by Will McCallum