Books

My Fat Dad

A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes By Dawn Lerman | Berkley Books, New York | 318 pages |$16   When My…

Books Make the Best Presents

Books make great Christmas gifts, and those who receive them will think of you as they devour these stories. Here are several, for all…

A Man Called Ove

The novel starts like this. “Ove is fifty-nine. He drives a Saab. He’s the kind of man who points at people he doesn’t like…

Our Souls at Night

It was with great sadness I started reading Our Souls at Night, not because I expected the book to be morose, but because it…

All Fall Down

When All Fall Down opens, Allison Weiss is at the pediatrician’s office with her five-year-old daughter, Ellie, for a routine checkup. While waiting, Allison…

The Sunlit Night

Frances, from Manhattan, is fresh out of college and on the heels of a breakup. To get away from her troubles she travels to…

The Husband’s Secret

  Cecilia Fitzpatrick’s life is almost as spotless as her pantry. There, in the well-lit space, everything is in Tupperware containers, rows and rows…

A Spool of Blue Thread

I’ve always felt a kinship with Anne Tyler.  We’re close to the same age, and I’d feel comfortable having a cup of morning coffee…