Book Review: The Queen’s Gambit

Book Review: The Queen’s Gambit

Full disclosure: I watched the Netflix limited series before I read the book, but even if I hadn’t, I still think I might prefer the show to the book. Don’t hate me. It’s not that The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis is a bad book by any means....
And Through the Tent Flap, Sun

And Through the Tent Flap, Sun

Death is a common theme in works of short fiction. I worried, however, about placing too great an emphasis on it throughout And Ampersand. That’s why this image—one of the sun low on the horizon, peeking through an open tent flap—is so meaningful to me. The...
Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

After having read—and loved—her An American Marriage in 2020, I knew I had to kick off 2021 with Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones. As expected, Jones has, in Silver Sparrow, created another absolutely spellbinding family saga that teems with soft tension throughout. And...
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