Book Reviews

Recipe For a Perfect Wife

Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown

September 11, 2019 10:22 am By Leave your thoughts

Recipe for a Perfect Wife, Karma Brown, Penguin Random House - Karma Brown’s novel, “Recipe for a Perfect Wife,” weaves together the unhappy lives of two women, Nellie Murdoch, a 1950s housewife, and Alice, in 2018, who share a powerful bond. The book puts a new spin on the expression that a “women’s place is in the kitchen.”

March Sisters

March Sisters: On life, death, and Little Women

August 28, 2019 11:13 am By Leave your thoughts

March Sisters: On life, death, and Little Women, Library of America - Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical classic novel, Little Women, written a century-and-half ago, continues to resonate, most recently prompting The Library of America’s new book, “March Sisters.” Four women writers comment on how the characters, loosely based on Alcott’s own family, shaped their own lives.

Booth Tarkington

Booth Tarkington, Novels & Stories

August 13, 2019 2:09 pm By Leave your thoughts

Booth Tarkington, Novels & Stories, edited by Thomas Mallon, Library of America - Few have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction twice, but Booth Tarkington did, first with his 1919 novel, “The Magnificent Ambersons,” and then, three years later, for “Alice Adams.”