Book Reviews

A Novel as Riddle

WTP guest writer Lisa Zeiger reviews SLEEPLESS NIGHT By Margriet de Moor, "a novel for the floating world we live in now."

DAD’S MAYBE BOOK by Tim O’Brien

Tim O'Brien's new book, a nonfiction hybrid, is part journal about his late parenting and marriage, part memoir and confession, and part love-letter to his sons.

STRIKE THE EMPTY by Beth Kephart

"Her voice regarding the genre is indispensable." Beth Kephart's twenty-third book is a guidebook for writers of lessons learned over years of writing memoir.

SILENCE by Jane Brox

Jane Brox's latest novel explores the effect of silence in prison and monastic lives to draw conclusions about its effects. "Remarkable both in its evocative research and its lyricism," WTP prose editor DeWitt Henry reviews.

THE LIMITS OF THE WORLD by Jennifer Acker

Jennifer Acker’s deeply considered and expansive novel focuses on love and family transcending races, cultures, religions, geography and time, and serves to expand the horizons of American readers for whom distant nations remain more “other” than familiar.

Book Review: Inventing the World

Jack Smith's newest is a collection of essays on the craft of writing, geared toward beginners and featuring thoughts from scores of literary figures.

A Special Sentence Structure

Richard Gilbert explores the long history of the cumulative sentence structure in a review of Brooks Landon's instructional book.