December is a grim month for publishing, with all eyes focused on the big spring releases. But we’ve mined the available books and found some true gems, including long-forgotten short stories, sharp essays, and cozy novels. 508 more words
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The review originally appeared in September 2005 in the Albany Times Union.
Supernatural is a natural in ‘Hardboiled’
Banana Yoshimoto became a literary sensation in Japan with her first book, “Kitchen,” in 1987. 674 more words
I’m not having a good day today which is oddly making me want to review Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto. It’s been on the agenda for quite a while–(way before finishing the book actually)–but today I feel the need to get on with it for some very strange reason. 301 more words