Book Reviews

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root, by Lee Meitzen Grue. Alamo Bay Press, 2015. $19, 290 pages.

The New Orleans writer Lee Meitzen Grue is no outsider doing research for a work of fiction, but a local resident whose material has been carefully …

The Gap of Time

The Gap of Time

The Gap of Timeby Jeanette Winterson. Hogarth, 2015. $15, 273 pages.

The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson’s latest novel, is the first in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which features “cover” versions of Shakespearean classics. In Winterson’s case, she …

Mortal Trash

Mortal Trash

Mortal Trash, by Kim Addonizio. Norton, 2016. $26, 107 pages.

Kim Addonizio’s latest collection emphasizes what she writes about best: sex, relationships, and death. But Mortal Trash refines these concepts and their connection to waste or recovery. Whether meditating on …