Two books read back to back remind me of the importance of formatting—and telling a good story.
Barbara Rogan’s story about a literary agent in peril takes us on a ride, though maybe it should’ve started in a different place.
I stumbled onto Go, Went, Gone, a novel by Jenny Erpenbeck (and translated from German by Susan Bernofsky), thanks to a review in the New Yorker, and I’m so glad I did. The unassuming but important story dropped me into a world I’d heard about
9 reading recommendations for 2018, mostly fiction
Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyons fell into my lap at just the right time.
Claire McMillan’s second novel delves into family secrets not talked about for so long, they’ve become unknown.
A haunting cover opens up to a story told by witty, bantering characters who somehow manage to cope and even thrive through an extremely bleak war.
A fable on the streets of present-day London, and every character has lost something they value.
Planning out projects, even when they’re just hobbies, can help keep them from keeping you awake at night.
Liz Moore draws us into the world of a very different childhood.