Book Reviews

Please click on each book title to read my review.

2017

Moonbath by Yanick Lahens (8/8/17)

The Leavers by Lisa Ko (7/11/17)

The Tower of the Antilles by Achy Obejas (6/13/17)

Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan (5/10/17)

Dirt Road by James Kelman (5/9/17)

Guesswork: A Reckoning with Loss by Martha Cooley (4/25/17)

How We Speak to One Another edited by Ander Monson & Craig Reinbold (4/11/17)

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming (3/21/17)

Graveyard of the Gods by Richard Newman (3/14/17)

Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito (2/23/2017)

Colonel Lágrimas by Carlos Fonseca (2/14/2017)

Cabo de Gata by Eugen Ruge (1/10/2017)

2016

Borders by Roy Jacobsen (12/21/16)

Where’s the Moon? by Ann McCutchan (12/13/2016)

Losing Helen by Carol Becker (11/8/2016)

One of Us Is Sleeping by Josefine Klougart (10/24/2016)

Body of Water by Chris Dombrowski (10/11/2016)

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple (10/4/2016)

Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams (9/22/2016)

Sublime Physick: {Essays} by Patrick Madden (7/1/2016)

Changing the Subject by Sven Birkerts & The Sorrow Proper by Lindsey Drager (5/25/2016)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (3/9/2016)

Purity by Jonathan Franzen (2/4/2016)

M Train by Patti Smith (1/19/2016)

One Out of Two by Daniel Sada (1/6/2016)

2015

Steering the Craft, 2nd ed. A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin (9/23/2015)

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker (9/23/2015)

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (6/9/2015)

The Little Free Library Book: Take a Book, Return a Book by Margret Aldrich (5/6/2015)

Ongoingness: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso (5/5/2015)

Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries by Ander Monson (2/16/2015)

2014

I Refuse by Per Petterson (12/22/2014)

While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal by Elizabeth Enslin (12/16/2014)

A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up by Linda Leaming (11/11/2014)

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (10/19/2014)

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton (9/9/2014)

California by Edan Lepucki (8/13/2014)

The Place of Dance: A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making by Andrea Olsen with Caryn McHose (7/23/2014)

Reading Style: A Life in Sentences by Jenny Davidson (7/2/2014)

The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison (6/18/2014)

Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s Guide to America by Mark Schimmoeller (6/11/2014)

The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew by Sue William Silverman (4/21/2014)

A History of the Present Illness by Louise Aronson (3/20/2014)

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall (3/11/2014)

Paint Your Way Out of a Corner: The Art of Getting Unstuck by Barbara Diane Barry (1/22/2014)

Wake Up & Live! by Dorothea Brande (1/22/2014)

2013

Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman (11/26/2013)

A Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Their Little Houses by Susan Wittig Albert (11/12/2013)

Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss, and Rituals That Heal by Sheila K. Collins (9/3/2013)

Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! by Tama Kieves (8/12/2013)

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (6/28/2013)

Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel (5/23/2013)

Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War by Alison Buckholtz (5/15/2013)

2012

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz (11/14/2012)

Every Day by David Levithan (10/10/2012)

Married at Fourteen: A True Story by Lucille Lang Day (10/3/2012)

When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams (6/30/2012)

Reading My Father: A Memoir by Alexandra Styron (5/30/2012)

The Master Blaster: A Novel by P.F. Kluge (4/25/2012)

Lunch Bucket Paradise: A True-Life Novel by Fred Setterberg (1/23/2012)

2011

[sic] by Joshua Cody (10/27/2011)

Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter’s Memoir by Terry Helwig (10/21/2011)

The Mother Who Stayed: Stories by Laura Furman (10/5/2011)

The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir by James A. Reeves (10/4/2011)

Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 Survivors by Robin Stern and Courtney E. Martin (9/9/2011)

Take Me Home From the Oscars: Arthritis, Television, Fashion and Me by Christine Schwab (8/31/2011)

The Beginners: A Novel by Rebecca Wolff (8/17/2011)

Beautiful Unbroken: One Nurse’s Life by Mary Jane Nealon (7/18/2011)

One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina (6/2/2011)

Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks (6/1/2011)

The Long Goodbye: A Memoir by Meghan O’Rourke (4/23/2011)

Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said “I Do,” and Found Bliss by Linda Leaming (4/20/2011)

A Widow’s Story: A Memoir by Joyce Carol Oates (4/6/2011)

Bird Cloud: A Memoir by Annie Proulx (3/8/2011)

The Scale of Maps by Belén Gopegui (2/19/2011)

The Pager Chronicles, Volume 2 by Patrice Rancour (1/19/2011)

2010

Things Seen by Annie Ernaux (12/5/2010)

Just Kids by Patti Smith (11/18/2010)

Out of the Transylvania Night by Aura Imbarus (10/18/2010)

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (Part 1: 9/24/2010 & Part 2: 9/27/2010)

Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir by Ander Monson (6/27/2010)

Nothing Was the Same by Kay Redfield Jamison (5/12/2010)

Half-Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls (4/28/2010)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (3/10/2010)

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