Book Review: Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

Strange Beasts of China - Yan Ge (Melville House, 2020) (translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tang) Our unnamed narrator lives in the city of Yong'an. It is a city where humans live side by side in a tremulous peace with various kinds of beasts. Some of these beasts are frequently present in the humans… Continue reading Book Review: Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

What I Read – October 2021

Read: Five Little Indians - Michelle Good (Harper Perennial, 2020) Jesus and John Wayne - Kristin Kobes du Mez (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020) The Anthropocene Reviewed - John Green (Dutton, 2021) A Womb in the Shape of a Heart - Joanne Gallant (Nimbus Publishing, 2021) Minor Feelings - Cathy Park Hong (One World, 2020) Mexican… Continue reading What I Read – October 2021

What I Read – February 2021

How to Pronounce Knife - Souvankham Thammavongsa (McClelland & Stewart, 2020)On Reading Well - Karen Swallow Prior (Brazos Press, 2018)Land-Water-Sky/Ndè-Tı-Yat’a by Katłıà (Roseway Publishing, 2020)Eggshells - Caitriona Lally (Melville House, 2017)Indians on Vacation - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publishers, 2020)Salt Houses - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) Currently Reading: Tom Jones - Henry Fielding A… Continue reading What I Read – February 2021

Book Review: Eggshells by Caitriona Lally

Eggshells - Caitriona Lally (Melville House Publishing, 2018) Vivian lives alone in the city of Dublin, inhabiting her great-aunt's house after said great-aunt's death. The house is fusty, crowded, and has too many chairs. But it suits Vivian who is what we might call "an odd duck". Very soon after the book opens we watch… Continue reading Book Review: Eggshells by Caitriona Lally

Book Review: Juliet the Maniac by Juliet Escoria

Juliet the Maniac - Juliet Escoria (Melville House, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. It will be published May 2019. This book very clearly states "A Novel" on the front cover. Which is something I kept returning to because it reads very much like a memoir. This is the story, told… Continue reading Book Review: Juliet the Maniac by Juliet Escoria