My Absolute Darling

Gabriel Tallent’s debut novel My Absolute Darling is completely repulsive. This book made my skin crawl and my stomach turn. The events are unspeakable and horrifying. But there is also great beauty, love, and strength. When I started reading the book, I didn’t know what I would think but by the end I was captivated,…

The Grapes of Wrath

First off, confession time: it has taken me over 30 years to pick up The Grapes of Wrath. Yes, I was a Book-Boo who never read TGoW. No matter how many people hyped it as a “THE American classic” and “required reading for all readers;” for some reason I always struggled to convince myself to…