Spring in Ireland 

Book: The Long Gaze Back, An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, edited by Sinéad Gleeson It is April and it is raining in Ireland. I am reading a short story set in the early 1900s, and the weather in April is the exact same!  The man says of his wife, ...but experience is wasted upon … Continue reading Spring in Ireland 


The slow hours

Book: The hour past midnight, Salma, translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom Part 1 - Tamil Nadu I have spent this month with the women of The hour past midnight. I started the book imagining how I could keep track of the multitude of women who populate this story. But save a few odd characters, each woman in … Continue reading The slow hours