An expansive work of cultural history, Rebecca Solnit’s A Paradise Built in Hell triumphs the empathy of civil society in the wake of disaster.
The combination of a souring relationship and another move’s left with me little time to read or blog, but things have stabilized in time for the end of spring and start of summer.
A smart and subversive take on the romance novel, The Pisces injects existential angst into a fantastical tale about a PhD student’s mythical love affair.
Eerie and atmospheric, Ghost Wall brings to the surface a teenager’s repressed resentment toward her patriarchal father.
Compelling and cool, Conversations with Friends places millennial malaise and an unexpected love affair against the backdrop of summertime Dublin. Continue reading “on conversations with friends”
This month I uprooted my life for the first time this year and moved cities, from my hometown to Chicago, leaving me with little time to read or blog.
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.