The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ There are moments that are so simple and lovely in this novel. It is the study of one person’s life. But the author is incredibly smart in embedding different perspectives through letters, testimony, and newspaper articles. The novel starts at the birth of Daisy and skips forward episodically throughout her life. This storytellingContinue reading “The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields”

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ These intertwined stories of 3 women from different time periods and places shows how we are all connected to each other. It shows each of them in the moments and hours that define them as individuals and as humans. This novel made me want to know everything about Virginia Woolf. What an amazingContinue reading “The Hours by Michael Cunningham”

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This novel was incredibly painful to read at times but extraordinarily well-written and clearly incredibly well- researched. Colson Whitehead is obviously a scholar as well as a writer. This makes a novel that is historical in nature much more believable, even when the author changes parts of history. Whitehead’s depiction of the railroadContinue reading “The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead”