Spook, But No Substance: Getting into ‘The Ghost Notebooks’

  When Belletrist first brought The Ghost Notebooks to my attention, I was enthralled. Having grown up going to the Catskills, where the book takes place, and being an avid fan of ghost stories, a book about a couple that takes over an historic house in the Catskills that becomes haunted sounded too good to…

Waffling Over Wolitzer’s ‘Female Persuasion’

I read The Interestings in 2014, and it has since held a firm position in my literary arsenal as an all-time favorite. Wolitzer’s ability to mimic the cadence of life [vacillating almost consistently between painful slowness and overwhelming speed, never fair or mild] made The Interestings the perfect book to read on a slow and…