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Alan Cheuse

Alan Cheuse appears in the following:

'Kill My Mother' Is A Darkly Drawn Confection

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Veteran cartoonist Jules Feiffer has just written his first graphic novel, the noirish Kill My Mother. Reviewer Alan Cheuse is discovering graphic novels equally late, but still finds it a good read.

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A Tumultuous Journey Along This 'Narrow Road'

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Richard Flanagan's new novel follows a Tasmanian-born doctor, captured by the Japanese during WWII, who ends up caring for prisoners of war working on the notorious "Death Railway."

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Book Review: 'A Colder War'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Charles Cumming hooks NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse with his latest spy novel, A Colder War.

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An Heir To E.M. Forster's Vision In 'Every Stone'

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Kamila Shamsie's tale of a young Englishwoman's entanglement with the people and mountains of Peshawar is an epic tale stretching from ancient Persia to the waning days of the British Empire.

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An Unconventional Family On The Road To Happiness In 'Lucky Us'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Amy Bloom's new novel follows two half-sisters from a disastrous stint in 1920s Hollywood, to happiness with an unexpected, impromptu family group in the disruptive years around World War II.

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Book Review: 'A Replacement Life'

Monday, July 28, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman's humorous account of Holocaust survivors in today's New York.

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Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.

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Book Review: 'Shooting Star'

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews the first English-language version of Shooting Star, by Sergio Elizondo.

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Book Review: 'The Expedition To The Boabab Tree'

Monday, June 30, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews The Expedition to the Boabab Tree. Originally written in Afrikaans by Wilma Stockenstrom, the short novel on slavery has been translated by Nobel-winning writer J.M. Coetzee.

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Book Review: 'Warburg In Rome'

Friday, June 27, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Warburg in Rome, a new book from James Carroll.

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Book Review: 'No Country'

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Kalyan Ray's new novel, No Country. It's a family drama that crosses continents and time, from the U.S. to Ireland to India over 150 years.

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How Border Patrol Handles The Immigrant Children Streaming Into Texas

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vast numbers of Central American children are streaming into the U.S., overwhelming the agencies charged with their care. Outbreaks of chicken pox and scabies have been reported at some centers.

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Summer Reading: Three Books To Take You To New Frontiers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Alan Cheuse picks three debut writers to send your mind globe-trotting this summer.

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'Night Heron' And 'The Director' Provide A Double Shot Of Intrigue

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Reviewer Alan Cheuse takes on two new thrillers, David Ignatius' ripped-from-the-headlines cyber-adventure The Director, and former BBC China correspondent Adam Brookes' fiction debut, Night Heron.

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Book Review: 'The Director' and 'Night Heron'

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews two new spy novels: David Igantius' The Director and Adam Brookes' Night Heron.

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McMurtry Takes Aim At A Legend In 'Last Kind Words Saloon'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The famed writer of Westerns uses his first novel in five years to blow a few holes in the myths surrounding the shootout at the OK Corral. Reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it "a peach of a book."

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Slow Rape Kit Results Leave Victims Few Effective Places To Turn

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A new study concludes the medical and justice system can do more to help rape survivors access medical care. Funding cuts often limit access to exams and keep test results from leading to prosecution.

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Book Review: 'American Innovations'

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews American Innovations, a new collection of short stories by Rivka Galchen.

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A Fractured Tale Of Time, War And A Really Big Diamond

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Anthony Doerr's new novel, All The Light We Cannot See, follows a blind French girl and a young German private after the Normandy invasion — but his gorgeous prose is marred by jagged jumps in time.

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Book Review: 'In Praise Of Hatred'

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews the novel In Praise of Hatred, by Khaled Khalifa. The book, which was recently translated to English, features a young Muslim girl in 1980s Syria.

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