Completed: New York Challenge

Many thanks to Jill at Fizzy Thoughts who hosted this fun challenge which coincided with the BEA and BBC. I actually ended up reading two books to complete the challenge: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin AND Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Interesting that they were both written by Irish authors! I preferred McCann’s…

Tinkers – Book Review

He tinkered. Tin pots, wrought iron. Solder melted and cupped in a clay dam. Quicksilver patchwork. Occasionally, a pot hammered back flat, the tinkle of tin sibilant, tiny beneath the lid of the boreal forest. Tinkerbird, coppersmith, but mostly a brush and mop drummer. – from Tinkers, page 12 – George Washington Crosby is eight…