Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois: Read This If

Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois: Read This If

I’m rather behind on writing about what I read, but I really did enjoy this novel, as I suspect I might enjoy most things Jennifer duBois writes. I adored A Partial History of Lost Causes a couple years ago (wait, 3 years? How can it have been that long?) and was disappointed in myself for […]

Appointment In Samarra by John O’Hara: Read This If

Appointment In Samarra by John O’Hara: Read This If

In a break from form, I’m going to introduce this novel (one that I can’t believe I’d never heard of let alone read) with the description on the inside cover: In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, PA, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand […]

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple: Read This If

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple: Read This If

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple has been popping up everywhere I look for the past several months. When I read a little about the author and discovered that she used to write for Arrested Development (and Mad About You and Ellen), well, I knew I had to read this immediately. This book is […]

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois: Impressions

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois: Impressions

Let’s just start with: I adored this book. It’s going on my list of all-time favorites. It was beautifully written, with hilarity and sarcasm etched in to take the sting out of the overall sadness of the characters’ situations and the painful, ridiculous decisions made along the way.┬áTo be honest, I decided to read A […]