Book review: Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss — by Margaret Renkl

(Milkweed Editions) “Late Migrations” is, on the surface, a collection of essays. Astute observations and vignettes of natural surroundings, place and wildlife, that set the scene for anecdotes of family, ancestry and heredity. There’s remembrance and recognition in the passages; they are precious and inclusive simultaneously. Tales relayed by the author’s grandmother are studded with relics of dialect that lodge the stories firmly in time. These stories paint a portrait of a family, a child’s view of a fam … (read more)

Book review: Bunny — by Mona Awad

(Viking) Named a best book of Summer 2019 by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, LitHub and others — “Bunny” is the book to read if you want to be “in.” This new novel, by the up … (read more)

Book review: The Rest of the Story — by Sarah Dessen

(Balzer + Bray) It’s easy to slip into the “summer at the lake” mood created by Sarah Dessen, the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, and see what unfolds. Emma, known as Saylor to her late mom, unexpectedly finds herself a … (read more)