Book Review: 'Swan Song' by Lisa Alther | Books | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Pin It
Favorite

Book Review: 'Swan Song' by Lisa Alther 

On Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m., Alther speaks with fellow novelist Marcy Dermansky at a Zoom event hosted by McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers; RSVP at mcnallyjackson.com.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Unsentimental Journey | Book review: Swan Song: An Odyssey by Lisa Alther"

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It
Favorite

More By This Author

  • Couch Cinema: 'Curon'
  • Couch Cinema: 'Curon'

    • Jun 29, 2020
  • Page 32: Five Newish Books by Vermont Authors
  • Page 32: Five Newish Books by Vermont Authors

    • Jun 24, 2020
  • Couch Cinema: 'Fast Color'
  • Couch Cinema: 'Fast Color'

    The future is here, and it’s parched. In the world of Fast Color, rain hasn’t fallen for eight years, water is strictly rationed, and grocery-store shelves are sparsely stocked. But Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has bigger problems to worry about: We meet her fleeing from a warehouse with rope burns on her wrists. As she drives across the wasted landscape, we soon learn who imprisoned her and why: Ruth has seizures that can cause earthquakes, opening new seismic faults. Hunted by government agents, she’s continually being betrayed by a power she can’t control.
    • Jun 22, 2020
  • More »

About The Author

Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison

Bio:
Margot Harrison is the Associate Editor at Seven Days; she coordinates literary and film coverage. In 2005, she won the John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.

Speaking of Lisa Alther, Swan Song

Comments


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Latest in Books

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2020 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation