Classic Rewind, Part II: Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’

  The first of my friends to read Rebecca did so in seventh grade—and she breathlessly recommended it to all those who would listen, claiming it among “the best books ever.” I wasn’t among those who heeded the recommendation immediately, but, having just finished the book, I have no idea what took me so long….

Canales’ Marta is The Marissa Cooper of Mexico

It’s fairly easy to glean a pattern from my book reviews; I tend to prefer books by foreign authors. It’s not that America is lacking in literary talent—Joan Didion counts for at least three foreign greats—but I find that reading books written by people who hail from elsewhere gives better insight into a country’s collective…