Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:
Monday, June 27, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Madness and genius make a familiar literary couple whose success with readers, I suspect, depends on a certain amount of gratified vanity: who wouldn't like to imagine that their moods and eccentricities are down to brilliance? Ethan Canin's new novel is about the "the unremitting quarantine" of this type of ...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Waldy Tolliver wakes to find himself "excused from time" (excused, as if time were PE class or jury duty). It's 8:47 – it stays 8:47. "Time moves freely around me," he writes from the cramped apartment of his eccentric, dead twin aunts, "gurgling like a whirlpool, fluxing like a quantum ...
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Editor's note: This review contains a word some readers may find offensive
"I'm sorry," was the first thing Gloria Norris' mother said to her father when he came into the hospital room after the baby was born. "I'm sorry it wasn't a boy."
Girls, Gloria soon learns from her father, ...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Shira is a frustrated temp and Ph.D. dropout, living in Manhattan with her daughter, Andi, and best friend and co-parent, Ahmad. She quits one menial job to another, tired of stuffing envelopes and being told to smile. Her past is scarred with abandonments: most bruisingly, a mother who left her ...
Sunday, January 24, 2016
You arrive in England confident. Why shouldn't you be? You speak the language, you've seen Downton Abbey, and as a teenager you nurtured an inexplicable but ardent crush on Tony Blair. It will be like America, but quainter.
It's only after a few months that the strangeness begins to sink ...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
"Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress," goes the first line of Middlemarch. Simplicity is a brave choice in a novel as well as in a dress: it means there are no forgiving distractions and no flattering cuts. In My ...
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Diana Athill is, by her own account, a very old woman. At 98, she lives in a home for the elderly in North London. This small and lovely book is a collection of favorite memories that return to Athill at the end of her life: heartbreak, yes, a miscarriage, but ...
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Shame and Wonder is a series of wandering essays on cartoons, comic books, model rockets and other passions of a midcentury boyhood, as well as meditations on travel and friends and whatever else drifts into its slow and dreamy orbit. And everywhere, David Searcy finds the strange and marvelous in ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The third and grisliest mystery from Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling's alter ego, opens with a woman's severed leg. "It's not even my size," complains one-legged detective Cormoran Strike when the grim package is delivered to his assistant.
Under the limb are lyrics to Blue Oyster Cult's "Mistress of the Salmon ...
Friday, October 09, 2015
Terrible jealousy, an oracle, a lost child, a living statue, miraculous redemption: The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's most mythic and magic plays. It is a story, as the characters like to say as strange occurrence follows strange occurrence, "like an old tale."
Even then it was an old ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Editor's note: A Dietland quote in this review contains language some may find offensive.
In fiction, there are the Good Fats (Clara Peggotty, Mrs. Weasley and various other pillowy matrons) and the Bad Fats (Ursula, Augustus Gloop, assorted despicable characters whose fatness is shorthand for moral decay). Oh, ...