Books by Kathryn Davis
NPR stories about Kathryn Davis
Books about quantum mechanics can be pretty dry stuff. But when a novelist conjures up multiple worlds, the results can be spellbinding, even when it's no easy read. Such is the case with Duplex, the latest book from Kathryn Davis. Reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin, says this one's worth the effort.
Scandinavian lit is getting a bad reputation. The days of fairy tales are over and a new wave of crime fiction has painted a grim picture of the Nordic countries. Author Heidi Durrow offers three books to take you inside the real Nordic world, where ordinary characters live and love in extraordinary ways.
Jean Stafford's powerful, 1947 novel chronicles the gradual dissolution of a brother-sister bond. Writer Sigrid Nunez describes the tale as a coming-of-age story, not just for the siblings but also for their relationship.
Kathryn Davis' novel The Thin Place captures the intimate moments that happen in a small town where miracles happen.
Kimberly, who listens to WKNO in Memphis, Tenn., says this book about a meeting of the spiritual and physical worlds in a small New England town "is the perfect novel for anyone who enjoys a short but hauntingly powerful novel."