Fast moving and full of humor, The Heart’s Invisible Furies examines 20th-century Ireland’s changing attitudes toward sexuality, through the lens of one gay man’s life.
My month of reading books in translation was surprisingly productive up until the middle of the month, when I fell ill at the same time as my plans to move cities in January fell apart. It took me a week to fully recover, which ate up a lot of my free time.
Expansive and engaging, Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust explores the history of walking in the West.
An engaging memoir from the junior U.S. Senator for California, Kamala Harris’s The Truths We Hold sketches the author’s early life, political career, and 2020 campaign platform.
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.