Posts Categorized: Book Reviews

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Jul 21
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

In his début novel, The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman transformed the demise of print journalism from a news item all too easy to dismiss — most often reported online, naturally — into a witty, affecting and ultimately elegiac set of stories about the lives of the reporters, editors, and executives at a single doomed international paper. Rachman’s… Read more »

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Mar 28
A Life with Books is Worth Living

A Life with Books is Worth Living

I spend my summers on an island with a bookstore. I love books that are about the lives of people who are passionate about books, storytelling and writing. Is it any wonder that I was anxious to get my hands on Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel, The Storied Live of A.J…. Read more »

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Mar 21
It’s Brooklyn, What Could be Weird?

It’s Brooklyn, What Could be Weird?

Forget about fierce young women, ruthless men and small furry-footed homebodies, in the pages of Jeremy Bushnell’s The Weirdness saving the world falls to a hapless aspiring writer from Brooklyn (where hapless young writers abound). Billy Ridgeway, nearing thirty and too distracted by the strange and wonderful world around him… Read more »

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