Audiobook, Dystopia, Literary Fiction, Magical Realism

The Bear by Andrew Krivak

It’s rare for me to not be able to summarize the description of a story in my own words but I’ve given it two days and just cannot do more justice to that provided with the book so here it is. “In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land… Continue reading The Bear by Andrew Krivak

Audiobook, Literary Fiction, Short Stories

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge is a retired high school math teacher who is an enigma. She’s mercurial, often cranky and always brutally honest, especially with herself. Olive is also often at odds with the changing world around her and the people in her orbit. While not all of the stories assembled here are about her, she has… Continue reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Audiobook, Literary Fiction

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Maurice Swift is a writer who has reached success in what appears to be from unconventional and dubious ways. His story is told through the narratives of those he’s encountered who have significantly influenced his journey and have, in turn, been impacted by their encounters with him. I knew going into this book that Maurice… Continue reading A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne