Man Booker Prize: Love, Hate, and Must-Read

Man Booker Prize: Love, Hate, and Must-Read

I have a love-hate relationship with the Man Booker prize. On the one hand, how can you not absolutely respect the writers whose work meets the unbelievably broad, yet impossibly demanding qualification: to be “the best novel of the year written in English and...
Fierce Kingdom

Fierce Kingdom

If your Library Style includes: smart, intense thrillers; sharp character studies; stories of parental devotion I picked up Gin Phillips’ much-hyped Fierce Kingdom with a healthy dose of skepticism. Reviews described it as a testament to the lengths parents go...