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Caliban’s War

Caliban's War

Caliban’s War is the second Expanse novel, following last year’s much-lauded Leviathan Wakes. In my post on Leviathan Wakes, I mentioned that James S.A. Corey is actually two people, a pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They also share a blog called Lizard Brain, which is where I learned that there is also an Expanse [...]

The Snow Child

The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey’s novel plays out a traditional Russian tale (the Snow Maiden, or Snegurochka) in the harsh yet beautiful world of 1920s Alaska. In his review for the Washington Post, Ron Charles posits that Faina, the Snow Girl of the title, is “another in the growing crowd of fiercely independent girls we’ve seen in recent fiction [...]

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

Unorthodox

Deborah Feldman was born into the Satmar sect of a Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her memoir addresses her coming-of-age and eventual departure from that community. The book’s publication created a flurry of publicity. An author video, available on Feldman’s homepage, shares a bit of what she was hoping to achieve and how attending college, in secret, helped [...]

Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes

Today’s science fiction blockbuster combines elements of noir mystery and touches of horror. “An Unapologetic Embrace of Sentiment”, a Publishers Weekly interview with the authors of Leviathan Wakes (James S. Corey is a pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) addresses their method of working together. This is the second book by Daniel Abraham reviewed on [...]

The Tragedy of Arthur

The Tragedy of Arthur

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Flowers. I’m sure you’ve enjoyed his reviews here, which over the last several months have ranged from graphic novels to fiction to nonfiction: Does it matter if a Shakespearean play was written by William Shakespeare or by a 20th century conman?  Does the value of a piece of art change [...]

13, rue Thérèse

13 Rue Therese

The physical creativity and puzzle-like construction of Elena Mauli Shapiro’s debut novel will pique teen interest, as will the embedded QR codes, which enhance the reading experience with online music, food (recipes), maps and 3-D images. Check out the book’s website to view selected “artifacts.” Interesting to consider what a similar book will look like in a [...]