Monthly Archives: January 2015

LIFE AFTER LIFE by Kate Atkinson

The idea of immortality is, to say the least, not new. To consider some popular media examples: in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character, an arrogant weatherman, is forced to live the same day over and over until … Continue reading

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STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel

This post-apocalyptic novel was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Which made me think: If this was a finalist, I absolutely must read the winner. It is richly layered, raising and beautifully answering the question, What if the … Continue reading

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THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters

This historical novel by Sarah Waters is inviting, seductive, mysterious, extremely attentive to detail, and densely stuffed with dilemmas about desire. The story begins with deceptive simplicity: a British mother and her only surviving relation, her daughter, are unable to make ends … Continue reading

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