Category Archives: non-fiction

Story-telling and Trauma

I got bogged down in my Man Booker reading thanks to a back-to-school season that included delivering our son to his first year of university. Still, I have now read 6 of the 13 longlisted books so can have some … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: The Romance Consensus?

July’s TBR Challenge theme is “award nominee or winner,” because this month sees the Romance Writers of America conference and RITA awards ceremony. I wasn’t sure how I’d squeeze a book in before my vacation, and then I realized the … Continue reading

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Recent Reading: Non-Fiction

I have read and listened to some amazing non-fiction in the last couple of weeks, three books by turns heart-breaking and scathing and hilarious, books with strong voices. Voices from Chernobyl, by Svetlana Alexievitch I put this on hold at the … Continue reading

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One of Us, by Asne Seierstad

I ended the old year and began the new reading Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad’s One of Us: Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, translated by the aptly named Sarah Death. On July 22, 2011, Breivik set off a bomb outside Norway’s … Continue reading

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All the Truth Is Out, by Matt Bai

I have been strangely obsessed with the audiobook of Barton Swaim’s The Speechwriter this year, listening to it (or bits of it) over and over again at bedtime. The relaxed cadences of narrator Jonathan Yen help me sleep. Swaim’s memoir is funny and thoughtful and easy … Continue reading

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