“Illness is nothing if not a narrative: the present isn’t what the past was supposed to lead up to, and the future holds God only knows what.
Caroline Bock’s hybrid collection, Carry Her Home, could be the collection to read in 2020 for several reasons, most notably because it focuses on family, home, and loss.
“To find meaning and humanity in confusing times and to convey that understanding to the reader is the ultimate gift a writer can provide.”
“Gushee writes in deft, graceful, accessible, and sometimes clever prose.”
“Eric Weiner’s The Socrates Express presents universal concepts in an immediately accessible way, reminding us that, in an increasingly frenetic world, there is no more important l
“the prose is tight and there is enough tension in the plot to draw in the reader despite any flaws.”
This is not a book that will encourage silence in children.
Nick Flynn’s mother set fire to their house and later killed herself.
“If you enjoy timing your books to the seasons, Byron’s Halloween-themed Cajun mystery is a must-read for this time of year, an enjoyable spin through the kind of sensible, clue-laden plott
“Total Power is the sort of top-of-the-charts bestseller publishers are relying on among fiction titles to maintain their bottom line during trying times.”
“fascinatingly humorous and surprisingly illuminating . . .”
“this collection is transcendent in its authority and eternal power.”