Literature

Lesley Clinton January 24, 2020
The “Catholic sacramental perspective,” as Mariani terms it, urges the poet to recognize in even “the meanest thing” some glimmer “of inestimable worth,” some sign of the Creator.
Mary Gibbons January 23, 2020
Elizabeth Strout examines the human condition in a quiet setting where introspection cannot be escaped.
James M. Chesbro January 03, 2020
In her fourth book, The Virgin of Prince Street: Expeditions Into Devotion, Sonja Livingston introduces herself as a “pilgrimess” returning to her childhood church in Rochester, N.Y., after not regularly attending Mass for 20 years.
Brianne Jacobs January 02, 2020
Richard Powers’s brilliant novel, ‘The Overstory,’ which won the the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a story about people who feel a kinship with all ecological life.
Cynthia-Marie Marmo O'Brien January 01, 2020
In Solid Seasons, Jeffrey S. Cramer explores the deep friendship between the two literary titans.
Jenny Shank December 30, 2019
The horrors of abuse remain offstage, barely spoken of, yet the entire book is haunted by them.