“Fates and Furies”: Two Takes on a Marriage, One Impressive Novel

Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies is an unusual accomplishment, not only because it is that rare ambitious novel that largely […]

The High Mountains of Portugal: A Thoughtful but Underwhelming Study of Grief

by Mary Kate Costigan Never let it be said that Yann Martel doesn’t like wild animals. Fifteen years ago he […]

The Buried Giant: Why the Fantastic Isn’t Always Important in Fantasy

by Mary Kate Costigan In his first novel in ten years, Booker Prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro enters a realm […]

Christopher Buckley Satirizes Medieval Europe in ‘The Relic Master’

by Mary Kate Costigan “Dismas might have purchased the finger bone of the Apostle Thomas, but there was something not […]

Love on the Road: An Anthology of Love and (Wander)Lust

By Amanda Festa “My message will make sense to those who are willing to listen…who appreciate contradiction, nuance, and who […]

The Book Thief and the Power of Storytelling

By Alyssa Smith The film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s 2005 bestselling novel was directed by Brian Percival and released in […]

Escape to the Big Top: A Review of The Night Circus

By Kelsey Liebenson-Morse The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was […]

Book Review: My Heart is an Idiot by Davy Rothbart

By Wes Newbury My Heart is an Idiot is an aptly-titled compilation of essays recounting Davy Rothbart’s years on the […]