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'Panic in a Suitcase' Is a Solid Debut from an Immensely Gifted Novelist
Nothing goes unnoticed in Yelena Akhtiorskaya's satire of an immigrant family, and nothing is sacred. [10.Jul.14]
What Can Art Do but Push Back Against the Boundaries of What Is Lived and What Is Said?
By David L. Ulin
My Struggle tells of not an epic life but one that, like every other life, is utterly ordinary — and yet, that is where its epic stature resides. [10.Jul.14]
Paul Gravett Is in the Mood for Love in 'Comics Art'
Comics Art demonstrates Gravett's deep passion for the world of panels, speech balloons, fine lines and grand colors, subtle shading and transformative images. [9.Jul.14]
The Six-Day War Made Personal
By Tony Perry
It is the universal response to combat, a mix of dread and adrenaline, that combat novelist Steven Pressfield conveys with mastery. [9.Jul.14]
Nobody Should Feel Embarrassed to Read YA Fiction
Young Adult literature is not just for kids, and it fills an important niche left vacant by much of contemporary "adult" fiction. [8.Jul.14]
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Nothing goes unnoticed in Yelena Akhtiorskaya's satire of an immigrant family, and nothing is sacred. [10.Jul.14]
Comics Art demonstrates Gravett's deep passion for the world of panels, speech balloons, fine lines and grand colors, subtle shading and transformative images. [09.Jul.14]
And Man Created God is an impressively detailed and panoramic survey of how power and piety interacted with one another in the increasingly globalized classical world. [07.Jul.14]
Famous Baby is fun and funny and a bit flawed, just like its two main characters. [06.Jul.14]
There is nothing hidden about the world of these stories, and Yu Hua’s writing is defined by its plainspoken voice and depiction of quotidian lives. [01.Jul.14]
The success of the 32 restless, spectral stories in Last Stories and Other Stories depends upon whether Vollmann can sustain in-depth soul-searching. [30.Jun.14]
Nothing is quite what it seems to be in Lucky Us, a story of survival in '40s-era America. [29.Jun.14]
In this re-imagining of Laura Bridgman's life, we enter a vivid world, albeit one deprived of sight, sound, smell, and taste. [26.Jun.14]
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Young Adult literature is not just for kids, and it fills an important niche left vacant by much of contemporary "adult" fiction. [07.Jul.14]
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