Patricia Bochi

Patricia Bochi grew up in France before making this country her home. She trained in Egyptology and the history of art (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) and has inhabited the ivory tower of academia. She now explores the world around her through fiction. She is working on her first novel.

20 entries by Patricia Bochi


Interview with Antoine Laurain

Antoine Laurain was born in Paris and is a screenwriter, antiques collector and the author of four novels. His latest, The President’s Hat, was awarded the Prix Landerneau Découvertes and the Prix Relay in 2012.


For Women’s History Month - “Cherchez la Femme”

For Women’s History Month, we set out to “look for the woman” in some of the new books hitting the bookstores.


Tell Us About Forgotten Books That You Can’t Forget

With the relaunch of "Slow Reads" as "Rediscovered Treasures," we're looking for books to feature. Tell us about a book that you love that might have been forgotten or overlooked.


February: No Great Mischief

This monthly feature by Patricia Bochi invites readers to (re)discover a work that’s so rich and delightful it calls for slow reading to appreciate it fully.


January Slow Read: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

January's Slow Read is The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder. This is a monthly feature by Patricia Bochi inviting readers to (re)discover a work that’s so rich and delightful it calls for slow reading to appreciate it fully.


Variations on a Theme: Holidays — Fun and Dreams

The holidays have a bit of magic in them, and the books in this list include some of it. We hope you enjoy reading some of these or giving them to others. Happy Holidays!


Variations on a Theme: For the Holidays — Food

In this variation on the theme of "Holiday," we focus on food. We've listed a few books that capture the essence of cooking food for yourself or for others, and the pleasure that comes from it. Each book includes narratives of a personal, yet universal, nature that enrich the experience of creating food and charm the readers.


Variations on a Theme: For the Holidays — Wine

Carlo DeVito, professional food and wine writer and co-owner of the Hudson-Chatham winery, gives a list of books for the wine lovers in your life.


December Slow Read: Kristin Lavransdatter

December's Slow Read is Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. This is a monthly feature by Patricia Bochi inviting readers to (re)discover a work that’s so rich and delightful it calls for slow reading to appreciate it fully.


November Slow Read - The Master and Margarita

November's Slow Read is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Book Review

Peter Steiner

The Resistance: a Thriller

An ex-CIA operative seeking respite in rural France finds himself pulled into dark secrets from the Nazi occupation and the French resistance.


Slow Read - October: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

This October, we celebrate the Hispanic Heritage with the work by one of its luminaries.


September Slow Reads: The Wine of Solitude

Patricia Bochi begins our fall season of slow reads with The Wine of Solitude by Irène Némirovsky.


Slow Reads - August

Gerard Woodward's August, published in 2001 in the UK, is our August Slow Reads recommendation.


Slow Reads - July

Harland's Half Acre by David Malouf, published in 1984, is our July Slow Reads recommendation.

Book Review

Paul theroux

The Lower River: A Novel

Returning to Malawi after 40 years, a man is unsettled to find that the village he so idealized in his mind no longer matches his affectionate memories.


Slow Reads - June

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, published in 1987, is our June recommendation, because the novel explores the quintessential theme of friendship.

Book Review

Amanda Coe

What They Do in the Dark: A Novel

Two 10-year-old classmates — one privileged but neglected, another living in a state of feral existence — experience the darkness and dangers of childhood in a 1970s Yorkshire town.

Book Review

Jean-Vincent Blanchard

Éminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France

In this biography that is at once light and scholarly, the author guides us through the life and career of Cardinal Richelieu, a ruthless manipulator who helped to shape the monarchy of 17th-century France.

Book Review

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers

For a young women scarred by the harsh realities of the foster-care system, the poetics of flowers become a metaphor for hope.