The Little Girl Upstairs

I’ve been reading bits of Claire Messud’s new novel, The Woman Upstairs, to my daughter. Sure, she’s only ten weeks old, but it’s never too early to teach a young woman about getting everything she wants out of life, right? In a nutshell, that's the  moral of this brilliant new novel. So, who is the …

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On the road

I spent sixteen hours alone in the car this weekend and brought along some audio books for company. I started with Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Seemed appropriate. If you haven’t heard Tom Stechschulte read this grand novel while driving, give it a try. Preferably by yourself. And in cold weather. But be forewarned — you’re …