People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)

Some stories are about an object’s journey through time and space, its various owners, and how certain episodes in its history affected it.  The film The Red Violin is one of these;  if you’ve seen it you’ll know what I’m talking about.  In that case the “protagonist” is a legendary violin, inhabited by the spirit … Continue reading People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)


The Tiger in the Well (Philip Pullman)

Another Sally Lockhart book, and man, these just keep getting better and better. The Tiger in the Well is fast-paced, suspenseful and addictive. But it’s not only a gripping read, it’s also insightful and sadly relevant in a lot of ways to our immediate cultural moment, despite being set in the 1880s. Definitely one that … Continue reading The Tiger in the Well (Philip Pullman)