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Monday, January 24 2011

The Best Fiction of 2010

Tucked into this wide-ranging list of comics collections, retro-inspired literature and cross-overs, are glimmers of something sweet, something to temper the usual Literary Drearies we all love and appreciate. And that’s just the way it should be.


Reviews

Wednesday, August 28 2013

Lionel Shriver Takes on Literal and Emotional Weight in 'Big Brother'

Lionel Shriver’s latest novel takes on America’s weight problem in the personification of Edison Appaloosa, beloved older brother of protagonist Pandora Halfdanarson. At almost 400 pounds, Edison is eating himself to death.


Sunday, January 29 2012

On a Wing and a Prayer: 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

Eva is by nature a dark realist. She tries to understand what drives her inscrutable child, and can only think he resents the very fact of being alive.


Monday, April 26 2010

So Much For That by Lionel Shriver

Shriver's compelling novel examines what happens when serious illness befalls -- and bankrupts -- two American families.


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