Rating: 3/3. You know those books where, upon finishing, you calmly clutch them to your chest as your thoughts continue to sift through them? That was my experience of The Illness Lesson, Clare Beams’ debut novel in feminist fiction.
Rating: 1/3. A wonderful book about love, memory, history and the unpredictability of life.
Rating: 1/3. This story deserves close attention to its details, the layers of reality making up a quiet 20th-century American countrytown.
Rating: 2/3. Especially interested in the glory of books and writing and storytelling and bending the rules of rationality with unbridled imagination…