Maybe we could call them “Ms.Topias,” these novels about suffering women under totalizing systems of patriarchal control. They seem to be having a moment.
In times of stress, it’s good to return to nourishing comfort food, which for me means Jim Harrison’s prose.
While getting by in strange times, I read a book of short stories about how average Ukrainians got by before and after the fall of Communism.
Do you have any books lying around that you keep intending to read once the time is right? Laura Spinney’s “Pale Rider” is one of those books for me.
I realize the idea is to not discuss current events due to how morbid things have become, but wow, never read about a pandemic during one.
You tell me you didn’t have a feminist icon until Wonder Woman, Millennials? I give you Scarlett O’Hara. Try her, you may like her.
A friend’s favorite book from last year, which describes a terrorist attack that either happened or did not happen, depending on which timeline we’re living through.
On a recommendation from a local poet, I have started reading the short stories of an American master of the form, and was greatly rewarded for the effort.
Harry Potter, both on screen and in the books, is also about the many iterations of motherhood, how it manifests, and the many ways in which it alters the world.
Sunday Morning! “Colorless Tsukuru Tzaki and his Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami and R.I.P. Kim Shattuck
Murukami also reminds one of Kafka or Lynch in that he leaves many of his mysteries open and unexplained. Some will find this frustrating.