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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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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