‘The Hundred-Year House’ Tells a Ghost Story in Reverse
Rebecca Makkai’s new novel begins, “For a ghost story, the tale of Violet Saville Devohr was vague and underwhelming.” It’s a surprising first line for the The Hundred-Year House, unsettling even, but it does the job of immediately clarifying that although
A Grown-Up’s Guide to Tubing
I am a late convert to tubing. I love being near water, but oddly, not usually in it. I don’t like swimming in the ocean or a lake...
Shopping Inside the Loop
One of my favorite learning curves in a new city is finding places to shop. It’s a necessity and a treat—everyone needs both staples and sprees...
Is ‘Apple Tree Yard’ Sexy, Brutal or Both?
Louise Doughty’s novel Apple Tree Yard is being marketed as a taut, sexy thriller, with the unique twist that the protagonist, a geneticist named Yvonne...