As Memorial Day approaches, it feels appropriate to post my review of Andrew Krivak's new novel, "Like the Appearance of Horses." I mentioned the book a month ago as a recommended read, so the title may sound familiar. The story is about a family in which a grandfather, father, and son participate in the World Wars and the U.S. Vietnam War. The focus is not on combat, but on the profound connection among those who experience war’s many dimensions. Here's why I recommend this novel.
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What to read next: new books and a classic
While this post is primarily about books set to release in May, it also includes two books I recommended during last Friday’s radio book show (a classic and an April thriller). They’re too good to be missed. Of the May books, you’ll find a memoir, novels, translated literature, and a collection of short stories.
“We did not guess its essence…”
Andrew Krivak's new novel THE BEAR tells the story of a father and daughter living peacefully in an Edenic world now uninhabited by humans. What remains of past civilization are a few books and, in the far beyond, buried walls. In exquisite storytelling, we see past our muddled, technological existence to what's pure and real.
The books I’ll be reading next
A list of books coming in February and March that have me excited, including an essay collection, memoir, biography, fable, crime story and assorted novels.
Walking the road of ‘know thyself’
Andrew Krivak's memoir about his eight-year journey toward becoming a Jesuit priest is an illuminating story about one person's determination to understand his destiny. He learns that making a proper discernment in such matters happens not in moments of peaceful pondering, but by making decisions along the chaotic way.
A debut novel with a captivating narrator
"The Sojourn" is a new novel published by Bellevue Literary Press. It's beautifully written in first-person prose -- a World War I story and also a coming of age story that's profoundly moving and filled with hope.