girl in the spiders web

The girl in the spider’s web : a Lisbeth Salander novel / David Lagercrantz

Fans of the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series have been waiting five years for a fourth installment, the publication of which was complicated by squabbles over his estate and royalty rights. The resulting novel written by Swedish author David Lagercrantz is certainly worth the wait. While this is best enjoyed as a followup to the […]


Between the world and me / Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me is a bleak and candid letter from the author to his son on the perils of coming of age in America as an African-American male.  Part stream of consciousness, part love letter, this beautifully written book traces the author’s roots from his youth in Baltimore, to his time at Howard University, then gives […]


Kitchens of the great Midwest / J. Ryan Stradal

Eva Thorvald had a rough life. Her mother, Cynthia, rans off when she was an infant, and her father, Lars, died shortly thereafter. She was raised by a loving aunt and uncle who she believes are her parents until she discovers her birth certificate soon after her aunt/mother dies when she is fourteen. From that […]