WOMAN OF LIGHT – Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Woman of Light (One World, Penguin Random House 2022) was a highly anticipated read and yet another example of where my expectations for a book are unrealized.  One could argue that it was over-hyped and that’s why it fell short, but I’d argue that its failings are due to not providing enough fleshContinue reading “WOMAN OF LIGHT – Kali Fajardo-Anstine”

WOLVES OF EDEN – Kevin McCarthy

  Kevin McCarthy is an Irish thriller writer, so I was quite intrigued when I read the blurb for Wolves of Eden (W.W. Norton & Company 2019), a novel set in the American West during Red Cloud’s War.  The novel is a war story and a mystery.  It is brutal and brilliant.  And it isContinue reading “WOLVES OF EDEN – Kevin McCarthy”

The Last Kind Words Saloon – Larry McMurtry

“We don’t rent pigs.” Larry McMurtry is the man who, without knowing who I am, gave me one of the sweetest gifts when he wrote LONESOME DOVE.  Published when I was toddler, the book was turned into a TV mini-series in 1989.  My father recorded it, and those old VHS tapes were likely the mostContinue reading “The Last Kind Words Saloon – Larry McMurtry”