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Jan 5, 2015
This installment: [note: f means fiction, n nonfiction]: George Saunders gives graduates refreshing advice (n);  the sequel to Gypsy Boy (he gets away but…) (n); short stories all over...
Dec 29, 2014
This installment: a creepy contemporary classic; short stories about screwed up folks; reportage in fictional form with Nigerian setting; grutty crime fiction from Scotland; a weird coming of age in...
Dec 22, 2014
This installment: ; stripped down despair worthy of Carver; the brutal world of ballet (fictional but…); a charming literary romance; WWII, atmospheric and dreamlike; smart silliness and...
Dec 15, 2014
This installment:  the newest Julia Glass; creepy, funny short stories; SF noir; a cozy romance featuring vintage clothing; and a New England epic on CD.   And the Dark Sacred Night...
Dec 8, 2014
This installment: marriage, murder and therapy-- a heady brew; a charming pointillistic novel; peering through windows of NYC high rises; a photo journal of new fatherhood; a rich Oklahoma family...
Dec 1, 2014
This installment:  a NYC literary memoir; a novel that reads like a memoir; Ukraine in the ‘80s—an older  popular mystery of special interest these days; LA standup comedy on...
Nov 24, 2014
This installment: a backwoods Greek tragedy; history meets magical realism via Alice Hoffman; a peculiarly charming Dutch novel about alcoholics; two popular DVDs; and faith in the streets, non-...
Nov 17, 2014
 This installment:   a medical/ethical novel; a messy, crazy road trip; heavy-duty subjects in a YA book; magic realism in tinseltown; and a cd version of a charming take on Greek...
Nov 10, 2014
This installment: Las Vegas as a novel’s primary character; odd coincidences for Lena; a thought-provoking nonfiction book about dying; a tasty novel about the restaurant trade; a funny memoir...
Nov 3, 2014
This installment: an obsession with mosses; a raunchy far-north fable; Bridget Jones on a carnal carnival ride; slavery in the Deep South; quirky true confessions; and the underside of history in...