The Invisible Circus

The first novel by this year’s National Book Award winner (for Visit from the Goon Squad), The Invisible Circus first intrigued me because its main character, Phoebe, has the same name as my daughter. The comparisons, thankfully, end there. In 1978, Phoebe decides to search out the meaning of life and sets out on a […]

The Great House

Like Jennifer Egan’s recent National Book Award winning A Visit from the Goon Squad, Nicole Krauss’  Great House (also a National Book Award Finalist) is a collection of linked stories presented as a novel. The framing conceit here is a desk, and each story sheds more light on the history of this desk and the […]