Best Fiction Book

Despite my sporadic posting, two more categories remain in The Second Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards. Today we focus on the Best Fiction Book read in 2019. This is a big category because fiction makes up the largest chunk of what I read. I started out with a list of 15 books and have… Continue reading Best Fiction Book

What I Read – November 2019

Read: Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam (Riverhead Books, 2019) Under the Lilacs - Louisa May Alcott (Nelson Doubleday Inc., 1955) The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker (Penguin Books, 2018) Frying Plantain - Zalika Reid-Benta (Astoria, 2019) Know My Name - Chanel Miller (Viking, 2019) Emerald City - Brian Birnbaum… Continue reading What I Read – November 2019

Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker (Penguin Books, 2018) In Silence of the Girls Pat Barker retells the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of Briseis. Once a queen, now the slave of the great warrior Achilles, Barker re-situates this ancient tale with women at the centre. While we get some… Continue reading Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker