Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Posted March 6, 2015 in Reviews / 25 Comments
Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

At a small Massachusetts college, four men form a life-long bond. There’s kind Willem, an aspiring actor; Malcolm, who builds intricate structures out of paper; and JB, a budding painter with a somewhat abrasive personality. And at their center is Jude, a brilliant but guarded man, damaged by an unspeakable past. As the decades pass, their friendships are altered by adult successes and failures, betrayals, and unconditional loyalty. As the narrative moves forward through the years, Yanagihara uses flashbacks to […]

Book Review: The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

Posted August 12, 2013 in Reviews / 16 Comments
Book Review: The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

In 1950, young doctor Norton Perina agrees to join an anthropological expedition to Ivu ‘ivu, a Micronesian island nearly untouched by Western society. With the help of an islander, the team is able to find the mysterious “lost tribe” they wish to study — but this discovery leads to an even more important one. Norton and company happen upon a group of exiles from the village — a group of people who are impossibly old, if the testimony of the […]