Born laughing, I’ve believed in the absurd, Which brought me this far; henceforth, if I can, I must impersonate a serious man. -from "Midpoint"
A literary giant has fallen and Michiko Kakutani has eulogized him here. Among his many acclaimed novels are Rabbit, Run and the The Witches of Eastwick. If your book group has yet to read Updike, now is the time.
I review fiction and nonfiction that is appropriate for book clubs. This includes literary and some women's commercial fiction as well as memoir and narrative nonfiction. I do not review self-help, thrillers, mysteries, horror, or fantasy. I have a fondness for YA literature and while the blog is not devoted to it (well, except for my obsession with the Betsy-Tacy series), I will occasionally review some YA books. The best way to reach me to request a review is to email me at bookclubgirl AT gmail DOT com.