Betsy and Trevor are moving on to the latter half of Alice Munro's career, starting their story-by-story examination of her 1990 collection Friend of My Youth. This post provides an overview of the book as well as links to the reviews as they post.
The starting point for this strange little novel by Spanish novelist Andrés Barba was a ghastly game in a Brazilian orphanage in the 1960s. Trevor takes a look at Barba's Such Small Hands, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman.
Trevor looks at Marie NDiaye's My Heart Hemmed In, translated from the French by Jordan Stump.
Lee reviews Zadie Smith's Swing Time, which was recently longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Sitting unpublished for over 100 years, Arthur Schnitzler's Late Fame is a welcome exploration of the doors that shut as time passes onward. Published by NYRB Classics this week, Trevor highly recommends it in this review.
Trevor takes a look at Willa Cather's debut novel, 1912's Alexander's Bridge.
Trevor and Betsy take a look at Alice Munro's "Circle of Prayer," from The Progress of Love.
Paul reviews a book he hoped would make the Man Booker longlist, Benjamin Myers' The Gallows Pole.
Domenico Starnone's Ties, translated from the Italian by Jhumpa Lahiri -- yes, that Jhumpa Lahiri -- is a painful, yet compelling exploration of the hopes and fears that underlie the closest relationships we have.
Paul reviews his favorite to win the 2017 Man Booker Prize, Jon McGregor's Reservoir 13.