In Garth Greenwell’s searingly personal and super sexy Cleanness, an American reflects on the time he has spent abroad as a teacher in Bulgaria, with particular focus on his emotional and sexual experiences.
2019 is gone (like, way gone – better late than never!), but the stories that I read in Q4 will stick with me for a long time. I had a slower reading quarter, which isn’t surprising given football season, holidays, and the general sense of laziness that comes with less daylight. I’ll be giving you all the info on the books I read in October, November, and December here, but don’t forget to take a peek at my favorite books of 2019, too!
Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy is an utterly astounding account of the heinous ways in which the American justice system gets incarceration and the death penalty so wrong – disproportionately in the lives of disenfranchised and marginalized people.
Rye Curtis’s Kingdomtide is a sparing, motley story of an elderly woman’s struggle to survive after a plane crash strands her in the Montana wilderness, the park ranger who leads her rescue efforts, and the intimate struggles facing each of them.
Thank you to Little Brown for the advanced copy of this book!