Robert Walser's Little Snow Landscape, recently published by NYRB Classics, is the perfect book to start as we get into spring. It will also be perfect for summer, fall, and, believe it or not, winter. I recommend it in perpetuity.
Last year NYRB Classics released Natalia Ginzburg's novellas Valentino and Sagittarius in one lovely edition. I loved them!
As part of my quest to read ten books from the NYRB Classics backlist, I have finished the shocking -- and great -- 1959 book by Barbara Comyns, The Vet's Daughter.
Kazuo Ishiguro's eighth novel -- and first since he wont the Nobel Prize in 2017 -- is out. But I didn't care for Klara and the Sun. Here are my thoughts.
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.