Lynn Alexander discusses The Lost Man by Jane Harper in her column, Book Remarks.
Lynn Alexander discusses “The Dreamers” by Karen Thompson Walker in her column, Book Remarks.
Lynn Alexander discusses Little by Edward Carey in her column, Book Remarks.
Lynn Alexander discusses The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg in her column, Book Remarks.
“What makes a person a person? What combination of memory, history, imagination, experience, subjectivity, genetic substance, and that ineffable thing called the soul makes us who we are?” It’s a simple thing, really. You spit into a vial, send it off to a lab and in a few months get results that help deepen your genetic ties to the world. […]
Lynn Alexander discusses Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter in her column, Book Remarks.
Lynn Alexander reviews Vox by Christina Dalcher in her column Book Remarks.
“Unsheltered, I live in daylight. And like the wandering bird I rest in thee.” Neither Willa Knox nor Thatcher Greenwood are resting easily in the house that binds them in Barbara Kingsolver’s “Unsheltered,” a novel that follows the paths of these two families from two different time periods. The Knox family is our voice in the present while the Greenwood […]
“Oh, the pathos of it! – haggard, drawn into fixed lines of unutterable sadness, with a look of loneliness, as of a soul whose depth of sorrow and bitterness no human sympathy could ever reach. The impression I carried away was that I had seen, not so much the President of the United States, as the saddest man in the […]
“If there is nothing else to learn from history, it’s that from humans to animals, from the most primitive to the most civilized, most individuals want to be led. Take out the leader, and the rest of the pack panics.” As I’ve mentioned before in this column, mystery/thriller novels are not my first pick of reading material. But since I […]