Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Boston Globe on Sarah Vowell's "tour de force" Unfamiliar Fishes

“Vowell’s rich and well-researched Unfamiliar Fishes is a tour de force that winds through the political, cultural, and religious influences that led up to the annexation of Hawaii in 1898… She has a knack for vividly retelling epic tales with finesse and humor…. Vowell is a national treasure, exploring the depths of what it means to be American. Witty, irreverent, and wry, Unfamiliar Fishes is a heartfelt examination of the American Dream, told with a slight roll of the eyes in a way that only Vowell can do.” Read more...

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