Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

I don't read a lot of mysteries, but I'm trying to change that, because if there's one thing I've learned about myself as a reader in thirty-two years, it's that I like variety. I'm pretty certain at this point that there are going to be books I love (and books I hate) in every genre.... Continue Reading →

My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley

My Ex-Life is a quiet novel about ordinary people dealing with the ordinary upsets of life in late middle age. David and Julie were married briefly when they were young. Now in their fifties, David's younger boyfriend has just left him and Julie is in the process of divorcing her second husband. David decides to... Continue Reading →

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

This novel was an absolute delight--a warmhearted, unexpectedly up-put-down-able, beautifully surprising, funny, and refreshingly optimistic novel. It wasn't even on my radar until it won the Pulitzer, and though I don't put much stock in literary awards (they seem to be mostly hit or miss), I'd also heard good things about it, so I picked it... Continue Reading →

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