Tagged: saga

Zadie Smith’s “White Teeth” is an Impressive Melting Pot of a Saga


Zadie Smith’s White Teeth was published in 2000 and received critical acclaim. The novel won numerous awards, including Time Magazine’s 2005 list of 100 Best English-Language Novels since 1923. I think White Teeth is a magnificent work of fiction filled with wit, satire, depth, and a cast of unforgettable characters. The novel takes place in […]

Samantha Chang’s Inheritance is a Mesmerizing Chinese Saga


I was delighted to randomly discover this novel at the bookstore because the author, Sam Chang, was my very first college writing instructor. I remember the sweeping and graceful way she read aloud to us in class. As I read Samantha’s first novel, Inheritance, I could distinctly hear that voice with its graceful and gentle […]

Larry McMurty’s Lonesome Dove is a Deliciously Long Western Epic


During the two weeks I was reading and toting around Larry McMurty’s Lonesome Dove, I encountered numerous people who, upon seeing the book in my hand, gushed about it. One person noticed that I was on page 800 of the 950 odd pages and reminisced that at that point in the novel he began to read slowly, […]