Book Reviews

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Barkskins is a novelized history of the people who’ve worked the forests of North America for the last 400 years. Annie Proulx is best known for her short story Brokeback Mountain, which became a movie by the same name, about gay cowboys in Montana. That credit solidifies her as a talent for depicting the lives … Continue reading Barkskins by Annie Proulx

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Straight on the heels of Zeitoun’s spectacular reading experience, I picked up A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, the Dave Eggers book I’d actually had on my reading list. It is creative non-fiction like Zeitoun, but that is where the similarities stop. AHWOSG is personal, about Eggers in his 20’s, where Zeitoun is reported, and … Continue reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers