Jewelweed by David Rhodes
Everyone’s a philosopher, huge plot holes, emotionally limp. Overstuffed, undercooked.
The Reader by Barnard Schlink
Twisted May-December romance takes profound detour into Kafka. Philosophically rich.
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Rather small boy is heartbreaking, funny, wise. Powerful and unforgettable.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
Featherlight, but lovely. For and about bookstores, booklovers and books.