Book Notes: The Cuban Club By Barry Gifford

Imagine if Hemingway was raised by a gangster, that sums up Barry Gifford’s Roy stories perfectly, all of which have been recently collected in The Cuban Club. It’s Nick Adams via Chicago. I love this gem from the second story, “Dingoes” “There are evil spirits haunt this earth who beguile good men and women and render them […]

Book Notes: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage By Haruki Murakami

“One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true […]