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(Lisa) Birk's Book Blog

Reader, writer, chocolate-lover.

Also blogging at www.deaddarlings.com, the site for everything novel, and author site, www.lisabirk.com

Currently reading

The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen
A Little Life: A Novel
Hanya Yanagihara
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders: A Novel
Julianna Baggott
Fates and Furies: A Novel
Lauren Groff
Bad Feminist: Essays
Roxane Gay

Tell Ethan Canin Anything and He Will Forgive You

Emperor of the Air - Ethan Canin

Ethan Canin writes like the most compassionate of rabbis. Tell him anything and he will still forgive you. This does not mean he leaves out spiky, willful or tyrannizing characters. Just the reverse, but he writes so that we understand them.