The narrator’s estrangement keeps the reader at arm’s length; she has no recognizable authentic emotional reactions to the novel’s events, so it’s difficult to forget that she is a collection of postures and tics the author wanted to play with rather than, you know, a rounded character. She can be […]

Last updated: Aug. 26, 2020 Chip and Joanna Gaines: $10 Million Each Reality TV show: “Fixer Upper” Chip and Joanna Gaines may be from small-town Texas, but their bank accounts are anything but small. The couple’s Waco, Texas-based construction business Magnolia Homes became the subject of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” […]