A collection of personal essays about writing, endurance, and running, Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running considers the impact the sport has had on the author’s life and work. Continue reading “on running”
Last week I bridged the gap between 2018 and 2019 with the novels of Qiu Miaojin, Notes of a Crocodile and Last Words from Montmartre, and began my new year of reading on a high note.
On my commute to and from Chicago this week, I had the chance to check out two novels by Clarice Lispector: The Hour of the Star and The Passion According to G.H.
While I’ve been lucky enough to read many excellent memoirs this year, seven easily stand out as my top favorites from 2018.
Mini nonfiction reviews of two books about American politics by Carol Anderson: One Person, No Vote and White Rage.
Mini reviews of essay collections by David Sedaris: Calypso, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.
Over the course of the fall I had the chance to check out three books written by gay & lesbian historian Lillian Faderman: Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, and The Gay Revolution.