Top Five Reads of the Year

Here are my five favorite reads of the year, a nice mix of old classics and new discoveries. Please post your favorite reads of the year in the comments. (These are books read during the past year and enjoyed, but not necessarily published in 2015.) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (my essay on a kinder, gentler … Continue reading Top Five Reads of the Year

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Recommended Reading: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

I absolutely loved A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. A writer living on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia finds a package washed ashore from Japan containing a diary and becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to the teenage girl who wrote it. This novel has all the elements I enjoy, … Continue reading Recommended Reading: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki