Vinegar and Shrews – Anne Tyler’s Latest Book and Shakespeare’s Comedy

On the one hand you have feminism. On the other, you have romance and comedy. Assuming both hands belong to the same person – say, Anne Tyler – together they reveal more of the human condition than either could on its own. Welcome to Vinegar Girl, a slender volume that might be heftier than you […]

Read This, Then Call Me in the Morning: A Review of The Accidental Tourist

“I’ve just come through a rough patch,” said the customer. “I need to read something uplifting. But,” she wagged a finger, “not shallow. Not fluffy. Not one of those corny romances.” At our bookstore, we often get such requests. Some readers see books as a kind of medicine with the power to make the psyche […]