Blasts From the Past

Blasts From the Past is a series of occasional posts featuring books I read years ago about which I was wildly enthusiastic at the time, wanting to press a copy in as many hands as I could.

The index can be searched, or sorted by clicking on the relevant table heading.

AuthorTitlePublishedPost date
Shields, CarolLarry's Party19972024/04/05
Funder, AnnaStasiland20042024/02/02
Lively, PenelopeThe Photograph20032024/01/05
Sage, LornaBad Blood20002023/12/01
Trevor, WilliamThe Story of Lucy Gault20022023/11/03
Sherrill, StephenThe Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break20002023/08/04
Unsworth, BarryMorality Play19952023/06/02
Gurnah, AbdulrazakBy the Sea20012023/03/31
Cunningham, MichaelA Home at the End of the World19902023/03/03
Atkinson, Kate Behind the Scenes at the Museum19952023/01/03
Briscoe, JoannaSleep with Me20052023/01/06
Waldman, AmyThe Submission20112022/11/04
Mackay, ShenaThe Orchard on Fire19952022/09/30
Bail, MurrayEucalyptus19982021/11/29
Glaister, LeslelySheer Blue Bliss19992021/11/08
Murphy, TimChristodora20152020/12/28
Oyeyemi, HelenThe Icarus Girl20052020/11/30
McGahern, JohnAmongst Women19902020/11/09
Carter, AngelaWise Children19912020/08/31
Maxwell,WilliamSo Long, See You Tomorrow19792020/08/03
Diski, JennySkating to Antarctica19972020/05/30
Dos Passos, JonU. S. A. 1930-362020/05/18
Blackburn, JuliaThe Leper's Companions19992020/04/27
Crace, JimBeing Dead19992019/11/25
Harrison, KathrynThe Seal Wife20022019/09/02
Stegner, WallaceCrossing to Safety19872019/08/05
Michaels, AnneFugitive Pieces19962019/04/01
McInerney, JayBrightness Falls19922019/01/02
Hoffman, EvaLost in Translation19892018/11/12
Mistry, RohintonA Fine Balance19952018/10/01
Jensen, LizWar Crimes for the Home20022018/09/03
Gautreaux, TimThe Next Step in the Dance19982018/06/04
Olsson, LindaAstrid and Veronika20052018/02/02
McGahern, JohnThat They May Face the Rising Sun20012018/01/01
Barrett, AndreaThe Voyage of the Narwhal19982017/11/20
Aslam, NadeemMaps for Lost Lovers20042017/10/30
Knox, Elizabeth The Vintner's Luck19992017/09/25
Meek, JamesThe People's Act of Love20052017/09/04
Hay, ElizabethLate Nights on Air20072017/08/07
Arnott, JakeThe Long Firm19992017/06/26
Hamilton, JaneThe Observations20062017/06/05
Haruf, KentPlainsong19992017/05/08
Birch, CarolJamrach's Menagerie20112017/04/03
Miller, AndrewIngenious Pain 19972017/03/23
Murakami, HarukiA Wild Sheep Chase19892017/03/05
Welsh, LouiseThe Cutting Room20022017/02/03
Crummey, MichaelRiver Thieves20012017/01/13
Dunmore, HelenTalking to the Dead19962016/12/05
Malouf, DavidRemembering Babylon19932016/11/14
Hustvedt, SiriWhat I Loved20032016/10/31
Carr, CalebThe Alienist19942016/10/03
Donovan, AnneBuddha Da20032016/09/02
Auster, PaulThe New York Trilogy1985-862016/08/08
McDermott, AliceCharming Billy19982016/07/07
Norman, HowardThe Bird Artist19942016/06/06
McGregor, JonSo Many Ways to Begin20062016/05/11