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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

Caroline Preston’s beautiful novel is in the format of a scrapbook full of 1920s ephemera. Not only is every page a colorful, dynamic collage of historical artifacts, but the paper is wonderful. While I’m sure this would be fun in an Ebook format too, turning each luxuriously heavy page is an experience not to be […]

The Arrogant Years

The Arrogant Years

Lucette Lagnado’s new memoir about coming to the United States from Cairo has been garnering a lot of attention. The New York Times alone published two reviews: “Leaving Egypt, Finding Brooklyn” and “Pretty Girls, Seemingly Pursued by an Evil Eye”. In a way, Lagnado offers two coming-of-age memoirs in one, both her mother’s story and […]

The Family Fang

The Family Fang

I thoroughly enjoyed Kevin Wilson’s debut short story collection, the Alex Award-winning Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco, 2009), so I had high hopes for his first novel. As expected, the writing is original, the imagination brilliant, and the book never dull. It is all about the kids of two performance artists and […]

The Fates Will Find Their Way

Fates Will Find Their Way

Today I wanted to present a book that is still up in the air for me. I read it and passed it on to John Sexton for a second opinion. He wrote the review, which gets the book exactly right — you might want to read it before continuing with my musings. For me, the […]