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Dan Barrett
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I am a freelance writer and teacher who lives in New York.


Reviews

Monday, December 22 2014

One of Ireland's Greatest Living Writers Hits Another Home Run With 'Nora Webster'

Colm Toibin's latest literary outing is like a complex Persian rug: the reader must work to notice and appreciate the patterns.


Saturday, December 20 2014

Edward St. Aubyn's 'On the Edge' Brings Some Humor to Life's Fathomless Oddness

Here's another reasonably entertaining novel of ideas from this internationally-celebrated satirist.


Monday, December 15 2014

'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' Is White-Hot Storytelling by a Mind Possessed

These stories are as delightful and fizzy as Hilary Mantel's many awe-inspiring historical novels.


Tuesday, December 2 2014

Why Didn't Alice McDermott's 'Someone' Win the Pulitzer?

Someone is among this risk-taking writer's very best books.


Thursday, November 6 2014

A Wealth of Disturbing Knowledge Awaits You in 'Flings'

It's rare to find a fresh new voice writing strong realistic fiction about life as it is lived today in America. Justin Taylor's stories will astound you.


Blogs

Thursday, January 8 2015

I've Never Read a P. D. James Novel That I Didn't Like

James offers you an opportunity to get to know each of the suspects in full before the murderer's identity is revealed. And so you feel a kind of intense shock at the climax of a novel.


Wednesday, March 12 2014

Is Laura Wilder's 'Little House' Series Right for Kids These Days?

Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?


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