The Widow of Wall Street In her novel The Widow of Wall Street, Randy Susan Meyers creates the...Read More
Category: Nina’s Recs
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend The first line of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend describes the main character, Sara, as “so ordinary it was almost scandalous.” Indeed, it is Sara’s plain appearance and simple life...Read More
In Other Words As a long-time fan of Jhumpa Lahiri’s fiction, I suspected I’d enjoy her first memoir, In Other Words. Although the description of the book as Lahiri’s experience moving to Italy so she could learn how to speak...Read More
And Again I knew I would read Jessica Chiarella’s novel And Again when it was described as being in the spirit of Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles. Those two books, which I...Read More
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman If you like detailed historical fiction and a strong female protagonist, then Alice Hoffman’s newest novel should be high on your list. The Marriage of Opposites revolves around the...Read More
When it’s my turn to pick a book to review at Great New Books. I feel pressure (self-inflicted) to choose something “serious” or “heavy,” something worthy of deep contemplation, or at least an emotional tear. It was for that...Read More
Better Than Before, the title of Gretchen Rubin’s book about how habits are set and changed, was reason enough to like the concept before I even read a page. Rubin didn’t call the book You’re Perfect Now or Get Control of Your...Read More
SMALL VICTORIES by Anne Lamott The first time I read Anne Lamott’s work was in 2007 when I decided I wanted to be a writer. I’d only taken one creative writing class in college in the late 90s; otherwise, I was on my own....Read More
THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin I enjoyed Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry so much that I recommended it not only for Great New Books, but for my neighborhood book club as well. In that...Read More
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