Books by Michele Hutchison

CRAVING by Esther Gerritsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"The lives of others, in all their peculiarity, are given sympathetic scrutiny in this diverting European oddity."
Diagnosed with a terminal illness, a mother known for her lack of empathy reunites with her daughter, but will the pair finally be able to connect? The U.S. debut of a prizewinning Dutch author offers a far from conventional response. Read full book review >
AN AMERICAN PRINCESS by Annejet van der Zijl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"A concise, thoughtful, and well-researched biography."
A distinguished Dutch biographer's account of the life of Allene Tew (1872-1955), who rose from middle-class obscurity to become one of America's first socialites. Read full book review >
HOW TO TALK ABOUT PLACES YOU'VE NEVER BEEN by Pierre Bayard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A jumbled collection of random stories and half-baked ideas."
Using historical anecdotes and contrarian rhetoric, psychoanalyst Bayard (French Literature/Univ. of Paris 8; Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the Case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, 2008, etc.) argues that physical travel is unnecessary, and even inadvisable, when trying to understand faraway places.Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Opinionated, self-deprecating and humorous—and for supporters of Israel, an unwelcome interpretation of the situation there."
A Dutch journalist's reflective take on the difficulties inherent in covering the news from the Middle East, where he was a reporter from 1998 to 2003. Read full book review >