Next year I’m excited to participate in the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, hosted by Amy at Pages to the Past.
There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.
— Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
Mini reviews of titles I read this spring, all from indie publisher Dzanc Books: The Lost Daughter Collective, Animals Eat Each Other, and The One You Get.
Ahead of November 14th, I’ll be making my way through the shortlists for the NBA in Fiction and Translated Literature, beginning with Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers.
An apocalyptic satire about a plague that turns people into mindless drones, Severance follows a millennial photoblogger as she navigates a world stripped of choice and feeling.
With the start of fall, I’ll begin my turn toward fiction with some of my most anticipated reads of the season, including Roxane Gay’s Ayiti and Ling Ma’s Severance.
From Palestinian poet-novelist Ghassan Zaqtan comes this lyrical novella about the long-lasting trauma induced by the displacement of Palestinians from their native villages following the Israeli invasion in 1948.