The Yellow House

Grove Atlantic, 2019. $26, 384 pages.  IN A RECENT New York Times podcast interview, Sarah Broom reflected that in the era of climate upheaval, we’re all living with an inheritance of Continue reading

This Land is Our Land

Princeton University Press, 2019. $19.95, 200 pages. “There are many ways to claim a terrain — by force and by force of the imagination, by cartography and story telling,” writes author Continue reading

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Penguin, 2019. $10, 112 pages.  Earlier this year, I attended the Cambridge, UK, branch of the second Global Climate Strike for Future, in which activists in nearly eighteen hundred cities spread Continue reading

China Dream

Released to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, Ma Jian’s China Dream is a razor-sharp indictment and fully loaded analysis of China’s recent history and the future Continue reading


Grove Atlantic, 2019. $27, 384 pages.  Many characters populate Del Amo’s arresting saga of the toll taken by incest, autism, Catholic shame, and war on four generations of pig farmers, but Continue reading