Review: A Thread of Grace

“God save us from idealists!” Renzo cries softly. “They dream of a world without injustice, and what crime won’t they commit to get it?” ~ Mary Doria Russell, A Thread of Grace

Review: Anna and the Swallow Man

“Because," said the swallow man. "A friend is not someone to whom you give the things you need when the world is at war. A friend is someone to whom you give the things that you need when the world is at peace.”

Review: Enemy Women

"Through the shutters, Adair could smell the latrines. It was like the Female Seminary of the Netherworld. A ladies’ academy in hell." - Paulette Jiles, Enemy Women

Review: Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is dense with research and carefully placed cultural references of the time, and the result is something that’s passable as historical fiction but shallow and disappointing as a Jennifer Egan novel.

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