Posts under ‘2009’

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Five words from the blurb: doctor, Haiti, difference, global, disease Mountains Beyond Mountains is a book that demands discussion. It […]

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

 Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann Five words from the blurb: ordinary, German, postcards, attacking, Hitler Alone in Berlin […]

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Five words from the blurb: mother, love, stranger, secret, betrayal Labor Day is set in a small American town and […]

Wetlands by Charlotte Roache

 Translated from the German by Tim Mohr Five words from the blurb: intimate, body, provocative, taboo, hygiene Wetlands is a […]

The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression by Andrew Solomon

Five words from the blurb: depression, research, history, society, recovery Earlier this year I read Far From the Tree, an […]

Jerusalem by Gonçalo Tavares

Translated from the Portugese by Anna Kushner Five words from the blurb: lonely, together, pain, human, impulses I hadn’t heard […]