by Erin Bloom

A Beast in Paradise – Cécile Coulon


A Beast in Paradise is far less a rural book, let alone a small-town book, than a farm book.

On Love and Tyranny: The Life and Politics of Hannah Arendt – Ann Heberlein


The priceless contribution of Heberlein’s book, for all its occasional bowdlerizing, is that it offers the requisite connective tissue for the grand and the ground-level.

Serotonin – Michel Houellebecq


Houellebecq’s aloof intensity remains paradoxical, provocative, and singular.