Book Review: American Innovations by Rivka Galchen

Readers who like stories about odd characters who find themselves in strange situations, will love this new collection by Rivka Galchen.  As strange as the characters are, though, it's easy to relate to them.Who hasn't felt what this character in "The Lost Order" feels so keenly? "But one day I woke up and heard myself … Continue reading Book Review: American Innovations by Rivka Galchen

Book Review: The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr

The Shell Collector is a rich collection of stories by Anthony Doerr, winner of the Pulitzer prize. These stories preceded All The Light We Cannot See yet the were crafted with the same level of meticulous care. Characters have strange obsessions with shells ("Shell Collector") or magic and hunting ("The Hunter's Wife") or fishing ("A Tangle By … Continue reading Book Review: The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr