Micah Rademacher

Why Fish Don’t Exist

Lulu Miller’s ‘Why Fish Don’t Exist’ is part memoir, part biography, and also social history. More importantly it’s a philosophical meditation on courage and perseverance in the face of the howling chaos of the universe and the human condition. Miller picks up the story of David Starr Jordan, a 19th century taxonomist obsessed with labeling …

Why Fish Don’t Exist Read More »

The First Sister

Like Red Rising meets The Handmaid’s Tale . . . that’s perhaps unfairly reductive, but in a good way! I’ve been chasing that mix of political intrigue and genetically enhanced super soldiers engaging in hand-to-hand combat for the dominion of a whole planet since Pierce Brown’s first book came out seven years ago, and this …

The First Sister Read More »

How Beautiful We Were

Goodreads review:From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an America oil company. “We should have known the end was near.” So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it …

How Beautiful We Were Read More »

Klara and the Sun

Goodreads review:Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass …

Klara and the Sun Read More »

Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019

Goodreads review:An epoch-defining history of African America, the first to appear in a generation, Four Hundred Souls is a chronological account of four hundred years of Black America as told by ninety of America’s leading Black writers. Curated by Ibram X. Kendi, author of the number one bestseller How To Be an Antiracist, and fellow historian Keisha N. Blain, Four …

Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019 Read More »