Book Buzz: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran There’s something really fun and escapist about hard-boiled detective novels, and Sara Gran’s first Claire DeWitt mystery, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, delivers in spades.  There’s a self-destructive protagonist who may or may not be a reliable narrator. It’s set in … Read moreBook Buzz: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Book Buzz: Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

Things that Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett The Super Bowl may be over and the New England Patriots’ sixth championship win noted in the record books, but there’s plenty about professional football and racism in the United States to make white people ill at ease, and who better than Michael Bennett to spell it … Read moreBook Buzz: Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

Book Buzz: Unsheltered

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver With trademark style, Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel, Unsheltered, tackles political and social justice issues through the story of two families inhabiting the same house, separated by more than a century, who find themselves terribly at odds with the changing world around them. Willa Knox and her husband Iano are an educated professional couple … Read moreBook Buzz: Unsheltered