We invited Cheryl and L to join us for brunch, but the menu was only partly successful. Smith's latkes and my chocolate cookies were delightful, but the bourbon toddies were a little frightful. We'd all prefer our whiskey neat, please.
Mark Helprin: Winter's Tale (****)
Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart (*****)
Donal Ryan: The Spinning Heart (*****)
Donna Tartt: The Goldfinch (****)