Tagged History

Book Review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

I am old. That is the first things to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong. I am old– old in the way that a tree, or a quahog clam, or a Renaissance painting…

Book Review: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Anna watched the sea. There was a feeling she had, standing at its edge: an electric mix of attraction and dread. What would be exposed if all the water should suddenly vanish? A landscape of lost objects: sunken ships, hidden treasure, gold and gems and the charm bracelet that had fallen from her wrist into…

Book Review: The Address by Fiona Davis

For some reason, this has me all stirred up. I guess because all this— the building, the tenants, the history inside these walls— it means something to me. I know it affects you the same way. Alternating between 1885 and 1985 in New York City and the narratives of two women, The Address tells the story…

Book Review: The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

The sudden cold butt of the gun against her temple surprised her. She didn’t even let out a cry before the man grabbed her arm, and the letters fell from her hands, onto the unblemished snow. In Austria in 1938 the Nazi party is gaining a foot-hold and Kristoff is forced to witness Jewish families…