Richard Katrovas' book of essays Raising Girls in Bohemia
is an incisive, Montaigne-like foray into the male psyche. Katrovas purposefully wanders through varied family scenes, including his own perilous upbringing with his jailhouse dad and his careful husbanding of his daughters between Michigan, New Orleans and Prague. His themes and opinions def make you blink and think. The lyric style of the essays worms its way into your reading pulse—it’s a heart-worming story told by a master, chocked with tone and irony, signifying substance.