Book Reviews

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

I thought I knew what happened during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. I thought I knew about racism in America and Muslims after 9/11 and George W. Bush’s obsession with trrrists. Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun states explicitly that it is not meant to be an all-encompassing history of Katrina — there’s no Superdome, no Lower 9th, … Continue reading Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Roz Chast is a cartoonist for The New Yorker, and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? is a memoir about caring for her parents in their final years. In both her illustrations and her writing, Chast demonstrates great talent for finding telling details – the bits of gesture and paraphernalia that reveal mountains about … Continue reading Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast