The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat

Review   Summary We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we enter the lives of …

Best of the Bunch: June 2016

The End of June Already? Yes, it’s true. Another month has passed and it’s time to decide on the winner of the Best of the Bunch Award, hosted by A Cocoon of Books! In case you didn’t catch last month’s contest, here’s the scoop: I’ll go over the books I reviewed and select one, the Best of the …

Elise’s Picks: 13 Novels About Fatherhood That Should Be On Your Shelf This Year

Happy Father’s Day! Remember back in May when I compiled a list of books about motherhood, and you all got super excited about them? I remember, and I decided to do the same thing for Father’s Day to see if it hooked you guys too. Fathers and children, scared fathers, loving fathers, troubled fathers, weird fathers, straight fathers, …

Thursday Quotables: Breath, Eyes, Memory

  I was inspired to read (or rather, listen to–I’ve got this on audiobook) this book because I listened to Edwidge Danticat do a reading at my alma mater, and was struck by the poignancy of her writing and the fearless manner in which she voiced her perspective on Haitian culture. If that was true when …