Jennifer Vega lives in NYC, and spends a lot of time reading and thinking about books—so much so that she will sometimes write an eight or nine hundred word review, whether anyone’s going to read it or not. You can read some of these thoughts on her blog: Effusions of Wit and Humour
Wednesday, October 23 2013
A man in a Croatian village still shaken by war meets a family who unwittingly "open a trapdoor to the past" in this beautifully paced, quietly suspenseful novel.
Monday, October 7 2013
Without bells or whistles, but with love and a subtle touch, Lee Sandlin lays bare the lives of his very private ancestors in this simple but pleasurable memoir.
Thursday, September 5 2013
Kathryn Davis' admirable prose and striking imagery is not enough to anchor Duplex to a fixed point in the space-time continuum.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
For Austen fans or anyone who's ever been obsessed with a hobby past the point of rationality, Deborah Yaffe's peek into the current state of Austen fandom reveals sights both embarrassingly and delightfully recognizable.
Sunday, August 18 2013
Readers will identify with Jen Lin-Liu’s love of food, a love that spurs her to embark on an overland journey from China to Italy, in search of a cohesive history of the noodle.
Thursday, January 26 2012
Clare Tomalin's timely biography focuses on how the man who wrote both heroes and villains so well found elements of both in himself.