Molasses-slow backstories trip up an otherwise entertaining tale of love, ambition, and millennials in modern-day London. I love Kate Tempest’s name. I love her look, too, for its Joplin-esque qualities. And I especially love some of Tempest’s craftsmanship in her debut novel, The Bricks That Built the Houses. Tempest’s work is worth reading if only […]
By Jenny Gelbman Paris, France, famously known as “The City of Light” or “The City of Love,” is known throughout the world for its beauty and charm. After returning from a week-long visit to Paris as a tourist, my mind was teeming with popular sights, crepes, and ideas of romance. Still caught in a Parisian […]
Florencia Mallon Pegasus Books 371 pp. The disappearance, torture and execution of thousands of Chileans after General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected President Salvador Allende in 1973 is a modern-day tragedy of immense proportions. It is said that in remembering the victims of the tragedy, we honor them. And I agree. To that end, […]
We know how fresh and original is each man, even the slowest and dullest. If we come at him right, talk him along, and give him his head, and at last say, What do you want?…every man will speak his dream. And when a man talks from his heart, in his moment of truth, he […]
MATTERHORN: a must read. Intense, powerful, and compelling war epic. A page turner. And this from a female reader!