It's 80 degrees right now
80 degrees. In Chicago. On March 14!
Crystal Bridges is: A) An addiction rehab facility in Waco, Texas. B) Some Yanni song with a 20-minute pan flute solo. C) The latest, greatest club drug. D) Ayn Rand’s last, unfinished novel. E) Winner for Best Lead Actress (Girl-on-Girl) at the 2012 Adult Film Awards. F) The highest level of Scientology—like, the Tom Cruise level. G) None of the above. If you guessed...
Notes: State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
State of Wonder is a book about Brazil and Minnesota, childless mothers and lost fathers, big pharma, bad dreams, stolen luggage, killer snakes, and not one, but two, cesarean sections performed without proper painkillers or anything approaching antiseptic conditions. I don’t do plot synopses, but suffice it to say such things make for good novel-reading. The story’s old as...