Microhistories offer a fresh way of looking at the world.  Author Mark Kurlanksy is one of the best researchers and writers of the genre, known internationally for his books Cod and Salt, among others.  At first glance, an entire book about something seemingly mundane or insignificant doesn't sound all that thrilling.  But when you see how one item affects the … Continue reading Paper

A God in Ruins

Awhile ago, Ryan wrote a raving review about Kate Atkinson's bestselling novel Life After Life.   If you haven't read the book yet...well, look, just read it.  Yes, its 500 pages.  But I promise it's worth your time. So much so, in fact, that you'll pick up Atkinson's next book, A God in Ruins, as soon as you finish the first.  This … Continue reading A God in Ruins