I have a new review up at Heavy Feather Review, of Sarah Hepola’s Blackout. I don’t know why I love addiction narratives as much as I do, but let me tell you, this is a good one. If you’ve ever had an issue with alcohol or know someone who has (that ought to cover about everyone), I think you’ll enjoy this book.
Archive for book reviews
I have a new review up at Heavy Feather Review of Charles Baxter’s There’s Something I Want You To Do, a new collection of stories.
I didn’t say this in the review, but it’s not my favorite cover in the world, mainly because I kept setting it on the coffee table and then wouldn’t be able to find it. Other than that, I really liked it. At this point Charles Baxter could write a grocery list and I’d want to read it.
I have a new review up at Heavy Feather Review: Kelly Link’s story collection Get In Trouble.
In some ways it made sense for me to review this book (I love short stories; I have a Ph.D. English) and in some ways it was a stretch (I am very much a realism girl), but there’s something so captivating and odd about Link’s work that makes me love to sink in and enjoy the weirdness as I work it through my head.
If you haven’t read her stories yet, I highly recommend them!
I have a new review up at Heavy Feather Review of Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman.
No lie: I really loved this book. I thought it was so well written and researched, and just a treat line by line. I can’t wait to check out Mayhew Bergman’s first book, Birds of A Lesser Paradise. I remember hearing this title but never picked it up. I will rectify that soon.
Oh! And I saw on Twitter that one of my favorite stories from this collection, “The Seige at Whale Cay,” was selected by T.C. Boyle for Best American Short Stories 2015!
My latest book review is up at Heavy Feather Review. Faulty Predictions won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and is definitely worth a read!