Continent

Author: Jim Crace Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1986 I read it: August 2018 The opening story, “Talking Skull,” handily sets the stage for the primary tension of Jim Crace’s debut novel. A son from a small village is expected to take over his father’s business of raising infertile livestock to sell back to the superstitious…

The Gift of Stones

Author: Jim Crace Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1988 I read it: August 2017 Before visiting Iowa City, I flipped through a little book I have called Read This!, which puts together a bunch of favorite book picks from book store owners across the country. Something that stuck with me was a man from Prairie Lights proclaiming his…