Neshama
Feb 17, 2015
This installment: a floundering family (f); a historical novel placed in a small Midwestern town (f); another about brutal Indian life (f); a “delicious” book on CD (f); a small Scottish...
Neshama
Feb 9, 2015
This installment: a wild Western artist (f on CD); a big Irish Catholic family saga (f); an atmospheric historical tale (f); a young sleuth (f); intriguing short stories (f); and sheep farming in...
Feb 2, 2015
 This installment: a melancholy classic from 1965 (f); an illustrated fairy tale (f); a blind heroine in WWII (f); a Summerhill-type school (f); family dysfunction in Scandinavia--what else? (f...
Jan 26, 2015
This installment: a dissertation goes off the rails (f);  a brother’s accident takes him from alpha to omega (f); a plucky orphan’s story (f); a madcap crime spree in the Ozarks (f...
Philip K. Dick Award
Jan 8, 2015
Six titles have just been nominated for the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award.  The award is presented annually for distinguished science fiction published originally in paperback in the United States...
Jan 5, 2015
This installment: [note: f means fiction, n nonfiction]: George Saunders gives graduates refreshing advice (n);  the sequel to Gypsy Boy (he gets away but…) (n); short stories all over...
Dec 29, 2014
This installment: a creepy contemporary classic; short stories about screwed up folks; reportage in fictional form with Nigerian setting; grutty crime fiction from Scotland; a weird coming of age in...
Dec 22, 2014
This installment: ; stripped down despair worthy of Carver; the brutal world of ballet (fictional but…); a charming literary romance; WWII, atmospheric and dreamlike; smart silliness and...
Dec 15, 2014
This installment:  the newest Julia Glass; creepy, funny short stories; SF noir; a cozy romance featuring vintage clothing; and a New England epic on CD.   And the Dark Sacred Night...
Dec 8, 2014
This installment: marriage, murder and therapy-- a heady brew; a charming pointillistic novel; peering through windows of NYC high rises; a photo journal of new fatherhood; a rich Oklahoma family...