It's been a while, my apologies. I finished my first year of graduate school and got married, so the end of spring and beginning of summer was a bit hectic. But there are so many great books that should not go overlooked.
Back in January (ye gods . . .) I reviewed Careless People and Flappers for The Barnes and Noble Review, a dual-review on two books about the roaring twenties, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and yes, flappers - ladies like Talullah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Nancy Cunard.
Then we had the next installment of my forgotten treasures column at The Daily Beast - on Angelica Garnett's memoir, Deceived with Kindness. Garnett was Virginia Woolf's niece and eventually married her father's ex-lover. Great read, sadly out of print.
Beloved Russian author Sergei Dovlatov's novel Pushkin Hills has been reissued in a new translation by none other than his daughter, Katherine.
And Francine Prose's mega-WWII historical fiction-y novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, features a lesbian French auto-racer turned Nazi spy. That part is true.
Finally, a review of I'll Be Right There by Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin, a novel about a group of friends and students during Korea's turbulent 1980s.
More exciting reviews and announcements to come.