October 24, 2013
It often seems that the simplest things pack the biggest punch.
That’s how I feel after reading The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. I was first introduced to this book when watching Jon Stewart interview one of the translators, author David Mitchell, on his show. After hearing a brief summary, this book immediately jumped to the [...]
March 21, 2013
Tuberculosis. Prohibition. Segregation. The Great War. The KKK. Faith. Musical medicine.
These are many of the themes interwoven in James Markert’s latest novel, A White Wind Blew. Set in the late 1920s in TB-ridden Louisville, Kentucky, A White Wind Blew follows Wolfgang Pike, a doctor-musician-almost priest, through his journey of healing and self-discovery. Markert is a [...]