Tag Archives: American literature

Nathan Harris || The Sweetness of Water

Beautiful novel about human relationships in a village that has to come to terms with war and slavery ending. Racism is to enter their world. Continue reading

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Richard Powers ||Bewilderment

I must have read everything by Richard Powers and every time I am blown away by his work. This novel is no exception, even though Bewilderment is not a typical Powers. Usually the writer abounds in intricate story lines with … Continue reading

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Maggie Shipstead || Great Circle

Shipstead has written an ambitious novel. One in which she couples the lives of two women, in the same time elaborating on the history of female aviation. Main character Marian Graves is one of the pioneering women who made a … Continue reading

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Rumaan Alam || Leave the World Behind

Lots of praise in reviews and blogs for Leave the World Behind. I get why mostly. Alam has expertly shown his reader the way people act in a situation of crisis, the support amongst themselves they crave or reject. I … Continue reading

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Marilynne Robinson || Jack

Spoiler Alert! Robinson ends her series of novels on the small town Gilead with a novel not taking place in Gilead, it is set in St.Louis. Home of the black sheep of the family Broughton, Jack. He is introduced to … Continue reading

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