Lessons in Chemistry | Bonnie Garmus #USfiction

November 1961 Back in 1961, when women wore shirtwaist dresses and joined garden clubs and drove legions of children around in seatbeltless cars without giving it a second thought; back before anyone knew there'd be a sixties movement, much less one that its participants would spend the next sixty years chronicling; back when the big … Continue reading Lessons in Chemistry | Bonnie Garmus #USfiction

Reading Zola | L’Assommoir an introduction

Reading Zola in April with Fanda @Classiclit has become a tradition and a treat; something I look forward to every year. Zola's Paris novels in particular, fascinate me. Zola was the master of detail. Between lived experience and strenuous research, Zola immerses his readers into the life and times of his Rougon-Macquart characters. Zola not … Continue reading Reading Zola | L’Assommoir an introduction