The Return to the Nest Syndrome

March 22, 2012 • 1 Comment Growing up is terrifying. No one told me when I was a wee young thing that once I hit 21, gone would be the days of sleeping past noon, purchasing frivolous items at the local…


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What We’re Reading: Annie Proulx’s Close Range and Per Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses

2 Comments May 12, 2011 • 2 Comments I’ve been really into Westerns and horse books lately. This is surprising to me, since I’ve only been horseback riding twice and both times it was a total disaster. In January, I re-read All The…


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What We’re Reading: The Tiger’s Wife

7 Comments March 22, 2011 • 7 Comments It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without brushing up against a tiger. With the arrival of spring, we have talk on TV of whether or not golfer Tiger Woods can reclaim his…


November 29, 2010

What We’re Reading: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

22 Comments November 29, 2010 • 22 Comments I discovered the writing of Lydia Davis during my freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College, when a friend loaned me a copy of her first short story collection, Break it Down, and said, “You have…


October 26, 2010

What We’re Reading: Cutting for Stone

3 Comments October 26, 2010 • 3 Comments Editors will tell you that there’s an occupational hazard that comes with the job. To wit: it can be hard to carve out time to read totally and utterly for pleasure. That is why I…


October 8, 2010

What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

4 Comments October 8, 2010 • 4 Comments Kelly pretending to read If you haven’t heard of Room by Emma Donoghue, or if you have but haven’t bought it yet, go buy it. Do it today. Immediately. Because I promise you will not…


September 17, 2010

What We’re Reading: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

No Comments September 17, 2010 • No Comments Megan feeling free Let me be straight with you, fellow readers. I wasn’t even finished with Freedom before I chose Jonathan Franzen’s novel to kick-start my “what-book-are-you-cheating-on-Algonquin- with” entry. Is it everything the critics have…