Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

I was so looking forward to Heart Berries. I’ve recently rediscovered memoir (mostly thanks to audiobooks) and this one has been popping up all over the bookish internet as a book to look out for in 2018. Mailhot's memoir deals with her childhood on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest, her relationship with... Continue Reading →

The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs

There's a certain kind of light you sometimes see on winter afternoons: sharp, saturated, so glittering and vivid it's as if the sun is turning the sky an entirely new color that's never exited before. This book was like that. Every sentence shimmered, so bright it hurt. I had heard that that this book was both... Continue Reading →

Sisters by Lily Tuck

In Sisters, an unnamed narrator lives with her husband and his two teenage/young adult children. She becomes obsessed with his first wife, whom she cannot stop thinking about, and who lurks over everything she does, from her interactions with her stepchildren to the simple tasks of her daily life. What I loved about this book:... Continue Reading →

Just Kids by Patti Smith

In Just Kids, Patti Smith captures a specific time and place: New York City in the late 1960s and 1970s, at the heart of the growing punk rock scene, and before the onslaught of AIDS. She recounts her own journey from her girlhood in South Jersey to her immersion in the whirling countercultural world of... Continue Reading →

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