I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Every-once-in-a-while I come across a novel by Emily St. John Mandel. I skimmed some titles, but nothing caught my attention. When her fifth novel appeared—The Glass Hotel—the dust jacket intrigued me. She was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.