I'm Kris and I like to read.
While spanning decades and continents, Swing Time tackles friendship, race, globalization, and feminism. I became so lost in the novel that I actually paused to do an image search of one of the characters as if they were a real person!
I cannot reommend highly enough Meg Elison's debut novel! The protagonist is a midwife hero and an ardent feminist. She struggles to survive and make a difference in a post-apocalyptic world where a plague has wiped out much of the population, but disproportionately impacted the lives of women and infants. I cannot wait for the sequel!
Beautiful, haunting, and unsettling... Han Kang tells the story of a young woman's struggle with mental illness, patriarchal violence, and her sister's love and devotion. I was reminded of Hawthorne's "The Birth-Mark" and Kafka's "Metamorphosis."
This is a wonderful story full of librarians. a mysterious ancient book, tarot cards, mermaids, and the tenacious bond between siblings.
Nami Mun tells the story of how Joon, a 13 year old runaway in early 80s New York, survives the streets, drug addiction and heartbreak. Nami wrote Joon's story so beautifully with honesty and at times humor.
Ali Smith's newbook is a collection of short stories which include tales of chance encounters, word origins, & grieving. The stories are linked by lovely vignettes defending the importance of public libraries. Great quote by Pat Hunter "Because libraries have a always been a part of any civilization they are not negotiable. They are part of our inheritance."