Bethanne Patrick

Washington, D.C.

Freelance writer
Latest from Bethanne Patrick

New novels take old favorites for a spin

"Elektra," "Darling Girl" and "How to Be Eaten" reimagine Greek myth, "Peter Pan" and various fairy tale characters.

May 21, 2022

In ‘Bright Burning Things,’ an alcoholic mother must choose between drinking and her son

Lisa Harding’s novel gives authentic voice to a modern woman’s alcoholism.

December 13, 2021

10 books to read in December

Memoirs, cookbooks and biographies make great gifts.

November 30, 2021

In ‘The Pessimists,’ privilege collides with desperation

Bethany Ball’s novel follows three couples who pin their hopes on a twee private school.

November 9, 2021

10 books to read in November

Gary Shteyngart, Louise Erdrich and Neal Stephenson all have new books this month.

November 2, 2021

In ‘The Swank Hotel,’ a family falls apart, and so does the world

Lucy Corin’s discursive family drama is set against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis.

October 19, 2021

10 books to read in October

Jonathan Franzen and Susan Orlean have new books coming.

September 28, 2021

The post-apocalyptic world of Joy Williams’s ‘Harrow’ reads like a cautionary tale

Williams’s urgent novel takes place on the shore of a rotting lake, where a group of eco-warriors has gathered.

September 23, 2021

In Liane Moriarty’s ‘Apples Never Fall,’ a mother disappears and a family falls to pieces

Moriarty tells a fresh, juicy tale about four siblings and their tennis-obsessed parents.

September 16, 2021

10 books to read in September

Sally Rooney, Colson Whitehead and Richard Powers all have new novels.

August 31, 2021