Posts Tagged ‘America’

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Five words from the blurb: family, farm, rape, tragic, consequences Joyce Carol Oates was one of those authors I’d always wanted to try. She has written over forty novels so it was difficult to know where to start, but a quick Twitter conversation suggested We Were the Mulvaneys might be her best, so I bought a copy. […]

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Five words from the blurb: America, Nigeria, experiences, race, relationships I’ve enjoyed all of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s previous books and so was keen to try her new one. Americanah is very different in style and feels like a more accomplished piece of writing, but I missed the raw emotion of her earlier books. Americanah focuses on […]

The Great Perhaps – Joe Meno

The Great Perhaps has one of the best first lines I’ve read: Anything resembling a cloud will cause Jonathan Casper to faint. The premise of this book is fantastically original. The central character, Jonathan, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy which causes him to have a seizure if he sees a cloud. To avoid clouds […]