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.
Pamela Frankau's 1954 novel, A Wreath for the Enemy, is a wonderfully circular act of atonement through literature.
Betsy and Trevor are going to move on to Alice Munro's 2004 collection Runaway. Here is the post that will eventually contain all of the links!
Henri Bosco's Malicroix, translated from the French by Joyce Zonana, is a beautiful, terrifying exploration of isolation and nature. It's shot up to being one of my favorites!
Elizabeth Taylor's second book, Palladian, from 1946, shows she had a strong point of view and a genius ability to articulate it. Here are my thoughts on the novel.