• Kauai

    [caption id=”attachment_1741” align=”aligncenter” width=”1500”]Kauai. May 2014. Kauai. May 2014.[/caption]

  • Review: Warlight

    In the aftermath of WWII 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister are left in the care of a mysterious man they nickname The Moth and his possibly criminal cohorts. Warlight follows Nathaniel’s adventures with this eccentric lot and his efforts to discover why his mother seemingly abandoned him.

  • Very short reviews of books

    The original, and surreal, Spaceman of Bohemia is highly recommended. The Mars Room and I am, I am, I am area also among my favorites from April.

  • Review: The Mars Room

    Rachel Kushner’s new novel The Mars Room is a heartbreaking and unsparing look at a life gone sideways. From a young age Romy Hall became acclimatized to life on the street in San Francisco and seemed like someone who could navigate the fine line between survival and self-destruction. But a bad history with an obsessive strip club...

  • Little River Canyon

    [caption id=”attachment_1663” align=”aligncenter” width=”2500”]Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama. April 2018. Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama. April 2018.[/caption]

  • Review: Gateway to the Moon

    Mary Morris’ latest novel, Gateway to the Moon, combines a coming of age story with historical fiction to explore ideas of identity and how history echoes across time.  The remote New Mexico community of Entrada de la Luna is rooted in the history of the Spanish inquisition and converesos, or crypto-Jews, who fled from persecution. But the...