Category: Fiction

I enjoy a wide variety of fiction styles from historical to bizarre.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford

This (wait for it . . . ) bittersweet romance happens amidst the evacuation and interment of Japanese citizens at the start of WWII.

Olive Kitteridge
By Elizabeth Strout

The story of Olive is told through 13 well-constructed short stories about other people.

The Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai

This seriously good novel of gay life during the AIDS crisis in Chicago tells a story that has a simple message.

The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion

The book is a way to escape the hounds of life for a while . . . but not much more.

The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Coates imagines a young slave’s adventure from being a slave, to escaping, to returning to his original plantation as a slave once more.