Review: “The Good Divide” by Kali VanBaale

“But what’s most surprising about this novel, which ends in a lean 186 pages, is Jean Krenshaw’s complexity. She is likeable and unlikable, deeply sympathetic and profoundly unknowable.” Alex Mattingly reviews The Good Divide.

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Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Part satire, part cautionary tale, Margaret Atwood’s new novel, The Heart Goes Last, is an exploration of our worst cultural tendencies as North Americans: a desire for safety and comfort over freedom, a willingness to ignore the violence inherent in capitalism, and a blindness to how our fetishes exploit the poor and less fortunate. Like…

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Classic Review: The Wind in the Willows

“At the end of the book, Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger have to seize Toad Hall back from the weasels and stoats who have taken over in Toad’s absence. Then they throw a party. Like I said: a romp.” Jamie Leigh reviews The Wind in the Willows.

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Punchlist: The Best Books of 2015

Contributors and staff offer up their picks for the best books of 2015.