Currently Reading, 8 March 2021

I generally stick to reading one book at a time, but this week I’ve got a couple on the go. One of them, Long Bright River by Liz Moore, is a 2020 novel exploring the ravages of addiction in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood, from the perspective of female police officer Michaela Fitzpatrick. Mickey, as she isContinue reading “Currently Reading, 8 March 2021”

Currently Reading, 1 March 2021

My current read is a book recommended by my friend Ana, which just happened to be available at the library when I checked their online catalog. It’s The Marrow Thieves by Canadian author Cherie Dimaline (2017). The library blurb is enticing: “In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability toContinue reading “Currently Reading, 1 March 2021”

Currently Reading, 9 March 2020

How does a child recover from a tragedy that takes his entire family away from him? And how can the people around him help him navigate his grief and make a new life on his own? Those are the questions faced by the title character in Dear Edward (2020, Random House), the latest novel byContinue reading “Currently Reading, 9 March 2020”

Currently Reading, 2 March 2020

Something Old, Something New My March reading month is starting out like a lion: Lethal Passage by Erik Larson (1995, Vintage Books) From one of my favorite nonfiction authors, a short but powerful book tracing a handgun from its manufacture through its journey into the hands of a disturbed teenager who uses it in aContinue reading “Currently Reading, 2 March 2020”

Currently Reading, 8 July 2019

Something Old, Something New I start this post-holiday week with three books on the go: Rat Race by Dick Francis (originally published 1971 but I’m reading a brand-new ebook edition just published by Canelo) is a re-read for me. We’ve got a little group read going on over at LibraryThing where we will read oneContinue reading “Currently Reading, 8 July 2019”