Watermark Books http://kmuw.org en Book Review: Picking Up The Pieces In 'The Aftermath' http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-picking-pieces-aftermath <p></p><p></p><p>The title of Rhidian Brook's new novel, <em>The Aftermath</em>, refers to the years immediately following World War II. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 25081 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: Picking Up The Pieces In 'The Aftermath' Book Review: 'The Gravity of Birds' Is A Mystery Of Time And Art http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-gravity-birds-mystery-time-and-art <p></p><p><em>The Gravity of Birds</em> by Tracy Guzeman begins in 1963 with the Kessler Family spending their annual vacation at a lake cabin rental in Maine. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 24341 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: 'The Gravity of Birds' Is A Mystery Of Time And Art Book Review: Someone http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-someone <p></p><p>Alice McDermott's new novel, <em>Someone</em>, focuses on an Irish Catholic family living in Brooklyn. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 23636 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: Someone Book Review: The Distancers: An American Memoir http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-distancers-american-memoir <p></p><p>When Lee Sandlin was a young boy growing up in Chicago, each summer he was dropped off at the family home in Edwardsville, Ill., to stay with two great-aunts and two great-uncles. Sandlin describes his time there as a boot camp in old-fashioned values. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 21943 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: The Distancers: An American Memoir Book Review: Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-antonia-lively-breaks-silence <p></p><p><em>Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence</em> by David Samuel Levinson is set in a sleepy university town a couple hours outside of New York City. The novel has a familiar cast of characters: an author, a book critic and the women who loved them. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 21693 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence Book Review: & Sons http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-sons <p></p><p>David Gilbert’s novel <em>&amp; Sons</em> is about a somewhat reclusive author who has written a book that has captured the imaginations of readers through the decades, much like J.D. Salinger’s <em>Catcher In The Rye</em>. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 21018 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: & Sons Book Review: The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-impossible-lives-greta-wells <p></p><p>I have a difficult time with books that require the reader to suspend disbelief. In fact, I avoid them. But <em>not</em> if the author is Andrew Sean Greer. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 20297 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells Book Review: Fin & Lady http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-fin-lady <p></p><p>Cathleen Schine's journey to becoming an author included brief stints in medieval history and shoe buying at Bloomingdale's. Not a likely trajectory toward a profession as a novelist, especially since she turned to writing as a fall-back career. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 19604 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: Fin & Lady Book Review: The Other Typist http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-other-typist <p></p><p>Set in New York City in the 1920s, <em>The Other Typist</em> by Suzanne Rindell is told from the viewpoint of Rose Baker, an unremarkable woman raised in an orphanage by nuns. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 18886 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: The Other Typist Book Review: Y http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-y <div><p></p><p>In the&nbsp;preface of&nbsp;her novel Y, Marjorie Celona writes about that perfect letter. "The wishbone, fork in the road, empty wineglass. The question we ask over and over... Coupled with an L, let's make an adverb... a Greek letter (that) joined the Latin alphabet after the Romans conquered Greece in the first century--a double agent: consonant and vowel. No one used adverbs before then, and no one was happy."</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 11070 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: Y