Month: September 2010

ROOM by Emma Donoghue

Published in the US by Little Brown, Sep. 2010Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. ROOM is a novel that I would not normally have picked up.  Prior to Wednesday, I had no plans to read it.  I generally don’t read books about children or animals.  But […]

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl MarlantesPublisher: El Leon Literary ArtsPub date: April 2010Source: eBook I’ve been thinking about reading Matterhorn since it came out in April.  What pushed me from thinking to reading is that Karl Marlantes is coming to Chicago.  He’s speaking at […]

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Publisher:  Borzoi/KnopfPublication: March 2006Source: Library copy.  A very torn and tattered library copy that has been read so many times that the pages now have a cloth-like softness about them.  And, thankfully, only one unidentified thing that looks like a booger squished between two pages. This is one […]