As She Climbed Across the Table

Jonathan Lethem, author of the acclaimed Motherless Brooklyn, offers a love story in the guise of an academic novel. Philip Engstrand, anthropologist, is in love with Alice Coombs, a particle physicist. Things get murky when the project Alice is working on “opens up” to reveal what is called “Lack.” This nothingness, a void, appears to […]


What’s that you say? You’ve never read a Paul Auster novel? Shame on you. Run right out and read either The New York Trilogy or (my personal favorite) Moon Palace. Once you’ve read either or both of those, take on Timbuktu, a wonderful exploration of the relationship between a dog, Mr. Bones, and his owner, […]