I read so many great books in 2019 that it was hard to whittle them down to a reasonable list of holiday recommendations. There were some tough cuts, l…
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The two books this week are from the same publisher, but I had very different reactions to them. One I could barely tolerate and almost stopped reading…
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There’s an absolute gem of a book among this week’s pair of novellas that I’m super excited to tell you about. There’s also a previously unpublished wo…
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I hate to say it, friends, but I couldn’t get into either ‘McGlue’ by Ottessa Moshfegh or ‘Magritte’s Missing Murals’ by Joseph D. Reich, even though t…
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Books on GIF is switching to weekly publication this month for ‘Novella November.’ We kick things off today with reviews of two intense short stories. …
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I was asked to review a book about witches this week in honor of Halloween, but I couldn’t find any in my book piles. I think this classic novel will s…
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This is one of the best books I’ve read this year, and I’m so excited to tell you all about it. It’s part immigrant story, part Western and part parabl…
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Rachel Cusk’s ‘Outline’ trilogy is without question a great literary achievement. I adored the first two books in the series—‘Outline’ and ‘Transit’—bu…
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OMG. What a book! I didn’t think it was possible to love Ottessa Moshfegh’s work any more than I already did, but I was blown away by this Sundays’s se…
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I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday weekend. One of the highlights for me is finishing this wonderful and important book that teems with historical …
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Taffy, my friend, has done it! Her debut novel is a hit! Oprah’s recommending it. It’s been a New York Times bestseller. Candace Bushnell and practical…
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I wanted to love this novel. I really did, and I tried. But I didn’t feel sated by this Sunday’s selection: ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ by Jesmyn Ward: Her …
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