Books

‘Emma’ takes a novel viewpoint on a timeless story

What sets the 2020 adaptation of “Emma” (“Emma.” with a period at the end) apart from the others is the changes it allows itself. While “Emma.” is not an unfaithful adaptation, it does take calculated liberties.

‘Code Name Verity’ is a cunning read for quarantine

There are many historical fictions about World War II out there, but what makes “Code Name Verity” such a treat is the puzzle that is Wein’s writing.

Visiting author Valeria Luiselli reads stories from the border in newest novel

“It’s a book with immigration, but not a book about immigration,” Luiselli said. “I’m not interested in writing a story that’s relatable.” 

Eastman alum talks tips and tricks to musical success

The book reflects her years performing as a young musician, and subsequently teaching other aspiring young artists. 

‘Norwegian Wood’ finds hope in the aftermath of suicide

Some might find solace retreating into the comfort of a sensitive book. If that sounds like you, I have the perfect read for this winter: Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood.” 

Alumn and author Daniel Kimmel talks business and sci-fi

Author and film critic Daniel Kimmel knows you probably haven’t heard of him. “I’m not a household name — I…

CT Recommends: ‘Click-clack the Rattlebag’

My favorite thing about Halloween is the mood and atmosphere. I like it so much, that I try to stretch…

Author and smooth talker Ann Patchett visits Strong

Sarah Mangelsdorf welcomed Ann Patchett to Strong Auditorium on Saturday afternoon by listing a few of her accolades — an…

‘Infinite Jest’: A must-read in a digital age

These days our technologies — phones, laptops, personal voice assistants — seem to dominate every sphere of our existence. Take…

Browsing through Rochester’s used bookstores

There are few things like a used bookstore. There’s the distinctive smell, probably a cat slinking around, old records in…