Five books to read in 2015

What to read? That’s always a question I’m grappling with, because there’s so much good stuff out there. If you don’t have time to browse bookshelves, here are five adult fiction books that should absolutely be on your radar for the first half of 2015 (links in titles go to publisher pages). 1. Summertime by Vanessa…

Review: Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau is a bleak novel about an unhappy, almost unfeeling, woman. It’s not a novel you have fun reading, but it is a novel you can’t stop reading, because despite the fact that’s not fun, it is very, very, very good. American Anna has lived near Zurich for almost 10 years with her husband Bruno….