Book Review: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Love is inexact, Henry said. It is not a science. It is barely a noun. It means one thing to one person, and one thing to another. It means one thing to one person at one point and then something else at another point. It doesn't make sense. We are gathered here today to not … Continue reading Book Review: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Book Review: Only Human (Themis Files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel

I can't say that I knew that was going to happen, that millions would die because I had discovered Themis and brought attention to our planet, but I was afraid it would. I was afraid ever since I was brought back to life. I felt...out of place, and I wished that whoever built Themis would … Continue reading Book Review: Only Human (Themis Files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel

Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

In the front bedroom, propped up among the books, is a color photograph of three people, a woman and two men. They are tightly framed, their arms around one another, and the world beyond is out of focus, and the world on either side excluded. They look happy, they really do. Not just because they … Continue reading Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Book Review: What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine

In the wood, the years pass like hours, the hours like centuries. Rabbit kits born at the start of long-lost springs maintain their downy ears, pinched noses. Young deer wobble for decades on matchstick legs, baby hedgehogs who have shed first sets of quill do not, for all their effort, grow into the next set. … Continue reading Book Review: What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Later, years later, I would hear a song made of our meeting. The boy who sang it was unskilled, missing notes more often than he hit, yet the sweet music of verses shone through his mangling. I was not surprised by the portrait of myself: the proud witch undone before the hero's sword, kneeling and … Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Book Review: You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Like peering through your neighbor's curtain, Curtis Sittenfeld provides a glimpse into the lives of a variety of people and the situations that test their character in her newest work, You Think It, I'll Say It. The focus is majorly female which stories examining one-night-stands, early motherhood, the fraught nature of adolescent female interactions and … Continue reading Book Review: You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld