By the time he writes his seventh novel, McInerney has fulfilled his dream of becoming a presence on the New York literary scene, and, in Bright, Days, is still writing about it. But now that he lives it, the dream is not fulfilling
The memoir, which tells the story of a difficult period in the author’s life, has an openness to life and humility in the face of experience that draw you in close and hold you in their spell until the end.
I’ve long been a fan of Ann Patchett, both of her fiction and her non-fiction. The Dutch House differs from her previous novels.
BOOK REVIEW: You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha — December 2019
In a NYC bookstore, Jane meets our author and is mesmerized by his energy, his life and how he came to overcome adversity.
Jane came across this book in a secondhand bookstore where she’s gone to look for something else—a book they didn’t have. As with many things of this nature, the accidental find turned out to be a gem. Uncommon Carriers, originally published in 2006, consists of essays most of which had been published in the The New Yorker.