‘Tin Man’ by Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman’s third novel, Tin Man (Putnam), is only about two hundred pages long, but it covers a great deal of ground. It begins in 1950, when Dora Judd wins a raffle and, against her husband’s orders, selects a print of van Gogh’s Sunflowers as her prize rather than a bottle of whiskey. The novel… read more

'Logical Family' by Armistead Maupin

The personal stories in Armistead Maupin’s new memoir, especially those about growing up in a racist, segregated South, could not have come out at a more relevant time… read more

'Delicious Foods' by James Hannaham

To describe Hannaham’s novel by referencing other writers would be too easy, and perhaps unfair. With Delicious Foods, James Hannaham has himself become a reference point…. read more

‘Barracuda’ by Christos Tsiolkas

“Danny Kelley is born into an Australian working class family from which he longs to escape. It is his need to make something of himself that propels much of the novel, which follows him for about two decades, from 1993 to 2010.”… read more