Here are some of my thoughts on Alan Garner's strange 1973 novel Red Shift.
In my quest to read all of William Maxwell's novels, I hit a bit of a stumbling block with his 1945 novel The Folded Leaf.
André Gide's 1895 Marshlands has just been published by NYRB Classics in a new translation from Damion Searls. It's a fun burst of energy to start the new year!
Don DeLillo's latest novella The Silence is brilliant but dull . . . not that I think DeLillo cares. It's worth a look for sure.
Marilynne Robinson continues to expand the universe of Gilead, Iowa, with her fourth book in the series, Jack. I find these books to be healing and beautiful, and Jack is one of the best among them.
Trevor and Betsy looks at Alice Munro's "Chance," from Runaway. "Chance" is the first of three stories dealing with Juliet.
Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet is an exceptional book that draws our attention away from Shakespeare to tell a story of the grief and disillusionment suffered by his wife while the poet was away building his legacy.
Trevor and Betsy look at Alice Munro's "Runaway," the title story of her 2004 collection.
Trevor looks at Alfred Hayes's 1968 novel The End of Me, recently released by NYRB Classics.
NYRB Classics recently published a new translation of Graciliano Ramos's second novel, São Bernardo, a captivating look at an insecure man trying to hold onto his power.