Book Review: Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi

Butter Orange Tree - Jokha Alharthi (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication Date: 10 May 2022 Bitter Orange Tree is the follow-up novel to Jokha Alharthi's Man Book International Prize winning Celestial Bodies. While I haven't read Alharthi's previous work, I was familiar with… Continue reading Book Review: Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi

What I Read – April 2022

READ: Women Talking - Miriam Toews (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) The Pull of the Moon - Julie Paul (Brindle & Glass, 2014) The Books of Jacob - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2022) (translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft) Darling Girl - Liz Michalski (Dutton Books, 2022) The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour - Anne… Continue reading What I Read – April 2022

What I Read – March 2022

Read: When We Lost Our Heads - Heather 'Neill (HarperCollins Publishers, 2022) Red Paint - Sasha taqwsablu LaPointe (Counterpoint, 2022) Animal Person - Aexander MacLeod (McClelland & Stewart, 2022) Heartbroke - Chelsea Bieker (Catapult, 2022) The Figgs - Ali Bryan (Freehand Books, 2018) The Annual Migration of Clouds - Premee Mohamed (ECW Press, 2021) Nicholas… Continue reading What I Read – March 2022

Book Review: Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker

Heartbroke - Chelsea Bieker (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication date: 5 April 2022 As many do, I tend to picture California as a land of wealth and excess. Sun, surf, beautiful people. But of course California is large and full of many regions… Continue reading Book Review: Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker

Book Review: The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

The Lonely Stories - ed. by Natalie Eve Garrett (Catapult, 2022) I read an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Pub date: 19 April 2022 This collection chronicles the experience of loneliness. Natalie Eve Garrett has gathered a series of essays on loneliness from writers, many of them well known.… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

What I Read – February 2022

Read: The Odyssey - Lara Williams (Zando, 2022) Circe - Madeline Miller (Little, Brown, and Company, 2018) The House in the Cerulean Sea - T.J. Klune (Tor, 2020) Jack - Marilynne Robinson (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett (Catapult, 2022) Did Not Finish: Lucia - Alex Pheby I picked… Continue reading What I Read – February 2022

What I Read – January 2022

Read: Starling - Kirsten Cram (Highway Six Press, 2021) Bibliolepsy - Gina Apostol (Soho Press, 2022) Defenestrate - Renee Branum (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022) Seeking Fortunate Elsewhere - Sindya Bhanoo (Catapult, 2022) The Chosen and the Beautiful - Nghi Vo (Tom Doherty Associates, 2021) None But the Righteous - Chantal James (Counterpoint, 2022) New From Here… Continue reading What I Read – January 2022

Book Review: Seeking Fortune Elsewhere by Sindya Bhanoo

Seeking Fortune Elsewhere - Sindya Bhanoo (Catapult, 2022) I read an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. On sale February 15, 2022. There are a variety of characters, settings, and difficulties at play in these short stories but they share more in common than they are different. Each explores an… Continue reading Book Review: Seeking Fortune Elsewhere by Sindya Bhanoo

Book Review: The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore

The Manningtree Witches - A. K. Blakemore (Catapult, 2021) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. In 1643 in the small English town of Manningtree, Rebecca West is a young woman of limited resources. Fatherless, living with her mother, few prospects for the future. The bright spot in… Continue reading Book Review: The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore

What I Read – September 2021

Read: Fight Night - Miriam Toews (Penguin Random House Canada, 2021) The Awakening - Kate Chopin (Duke Classics, 2012) The Manningtree Witches - A.K. Blakemore (Catapult, 2021) Piranesi - Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) Happy Hour - Marlow Granadas (Verso, 2021) Currently Reading: In Fine Form - ed. by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve Jesus… Continue reading What I Read – September 2021