The Goldfinch

Towards the middle of my trip, when I got to the section that involved long train/bus rides, I decided to dip into this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. I had preordered it back in the week’s before its release, slightly before the book’s buzz had reached epic proportions. Then theContinue reading “The Goldfinch”

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Bernadette has problems. Once a promising artist/architect who was into building “green” before green was a thing, Bernadette is now a wittily sarcastic Seattle mom who loathes the upper class suburban hellhole she’s stuck in. She loves her Microsoft hotshot husband and fifteen-year-old daughter, Bee, but she can’t be bothered to try and fit inContinue reading “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

American Dervish

Hayat Shah is a young Pakistani boy coming of age in the early 1980s. His family is Americanized in most regards — in fact, his father Naveed can’t stand hanging around the more traditional members of the Muslim community — and Hayat has lived a fairly mundane Midwestern childhood. His biggest problem is trying toContinue reading “American Dervish”

Into the Beautiful North

The Feminist Texican [Reads] will be featuring a variety of fiction and nonfiction books by/about Latin@s throughout Latina/o Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). Luis Alberto Urrea is an author whose books have been on my TBR list forever–especially The Devil’s Highway–but it was his most recent book, Into the Beautiful North, that ended upContinue reading “Into the Beautiful North”

Cleopatra: A Life

I’m giving away several books throughout March in honor of Women’s History Month. Win a copy of this book, courtesy of Little, Brown and Company! Read on for more information. Cleopatra’s legacy is indelible: In her twenties and thirties, she ruled a country that was known for producing scholars, doctors, and artists. She had childrenContinue reading “Cleopatra: A Life”