I first started reading this novel sometime back in the 1990s when I was in college or graduate school, and still fairly new to the world of academic feminism where The Handmaid’s Tale is (was?) considered a must-read. I started… Read More ›
This year I’m challenging myself to read more broadly — different genres, different formats, authors from more countries, etc. A classic western fit the bill. I chose Riders of the Purple Sage because Zane Grey was my paternal grandfather’s favorite… Read More ›
Reading this masterful novel was both painful and exhausting. Every Man Dies Alone is the story of what it was like to live in Berlin in the early 1940s. Written by someone who lived through it, the novel shows how everyone suffered under the political system of Nazi rule.