Faves of 2017: Nonfiction

Choosing my non-fiction favorites of 2017 was hard, y’all. I had a difficult time narrowing it down to ten, and then picking my favorite top three was damn near impossible. It was just a really fantastic nonfiction year! My top three (I think?) are listed first, and everything else is listed in alphabetical order. YouContinue reading “Faves of 2017: Nonfiction”

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

In 1963, James Baldwin published The Fire Next Time, a book about race in America. More than half a century later, Jesmyn Ward soberly reflects in her introduction, “It is as if we have reentered the past and are living in a second Nadir: It seems the rate of police killings now surpasses the rate ofContinue reading “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race”

Quickies: Claire of the Sea Light & Asunder

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat Publisher/Year: Knopf, 2013 Format: Audiobook Narrator: Robin Miles Length: 7 hrs, 3 minutes Source: Library What it is: Claire Limyé Lanmé (Claire of the Sea Light) Faustin is a little girl growing up in the fictional fishing village of Ville Rose, Haiti. Her mother died in childbirth, and on Claire’s seventh birthday, herContinue reading “Quickies: Claire of the Sea Light & Asunder”

Edwidge Danticat on getting lost in literature

This is only one part of a much longer interview that took place late last year as part of the New York Public Library series. I love what they say about the experience of getting lost in reading and what that means from a writer’s perspective (from around 3:50-7:40). The whole thing is great. IContinue reading “Edwidge Danticat on getting lost in literature”