THE WINDS OF WAR


Anthony Doerr’s ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

I found Anthony Doerr’s ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE to be a remarkable read.  But, as with THE GOLDFINCH, not for the reasons routinely cited in the reviews.  Many who hated ATLWCS said that the latter half of the narrative fell apart.  One reader, a particularly abrasive soul, even […]


Debut Big Literary Fiction Big Bucks

A recent article from The Wall Street Journal, “Betting Big on Literary Newcomers,” discusses advances paid for “debut” Literary Fiction–and last year four were in excess of one million dollars. This article flies in the face of naysayers implying that Literary Fiction is perhaps the toughest genre of crack. First, […]