It seemed like an appropriate time to read Margarita Gokun Silver’s I Named My Dog Pushkin, a collection of essays exploring her experience coming to the US from the Soviet Union with her family, fleeing the country’s imminent collapse and the negative effects Gorbachev’s perestroika and glasnost policies had on her Soviet Jewish family.
I’ve never lived in LA (and I’ve only visited once), but somehow the city still looms large in my consciousness.
I’m very happy to be one of the hosts of the book tour for THE TURNOUT by Megan Abbott, a suspenseful and tense thriller set in the world of ballet – thank you NetGalley and Virago for the review copy!
There has to be some scientific explanation for why people go gaga for serial killers, and especially female serial killers.
As a white woman in the Global North, I still have a significantly larger carbon footprint than much of the world.
Mike Rothschild is fully aware of the irony of him, of all people, being a reporter working on investigating QAnon.
An important nuance that is often left out of discussions about police brutality and bias is how those within the force can be affected as well.
The “three rooms” of the title don’t seem to develop her in any way, just provide a space for the bog standard nation-as-metaphor text dominating fiction at the moment.
If, after all the events of 2020, you still aren’t reading and learning about anti-racism, you’re doing something wrong.
To Talk About Kevin has lived in the UK for the better part of the 21st century, and Should We Stay or Should We Go shows she’s finally arrived at a British milestone: grumpiness.