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'Crescent Moon' Counts Down To Political Mayhem

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fatima Bhutto (niece of assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto) has written several volumes of nonfiction and poetry; her first novel is a delicate but tense political thriller.

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Book Review: 'The Discreet Hero'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews one of his all-time favorite authors, Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. His new book is called The Discreet Hero, and it was translated by Edith Grossman.

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In Vargas Llosa's Latest, Dickens Meets Soap Opera

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Peruvian Nobel Prize-winning writer, Mario Vargas Llosa, has a new novel out, and he's not resting on his laurels. It's an ambitious and weighty novel that's worth the effort.

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Montana's Almost Crowded Now, Thanks To The Colorful Characters Of 'Crow Fair'

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Thomas McGuane's new story collection gives us a large cast of Big Sky dreamers, schemers and down-and-outs. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says it's a fascinating portrait of the state — with bonus bears.

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Book Review: 'Satin Island' By Tom McCarthy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews a new experimental novel by Tom McCarthy called Satin Island.

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Book Review: Ross Ritchell's 'The Knife'

Monday, February 23, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews Ross Ritchell's new novel, The Knife.

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Book Review: 'The Evening Chorus'

Monday, February 16, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphries.

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Delicious Short Stories, Ripe On The Vine In 'Honeydew'

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Reviewer Alan Cheuse has rapturous praise for Edith Pearlman's new story collection: "The first thing I wanted to do after finishing was, well, I wanted to go right back and start from the beginning."

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Book Review: 'The Jaguar's Children' By John Vaillant

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant.

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Book Review: 'Sympathy For The Devil' By Michael Mewshaw

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews Sympathy for the Devil, Four Decades of Friendship with Gore Vidal by Michael Mewshaw.

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Book Review: 'Descent' By Tim Johnson

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews Descent by Tim Johnson.

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'Descent' Is A Twisty Thriller-Plus

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Tim Johnston's suspenseful novel follows a family that begins to come apart after their teenage daughter is abducted during a mountain vacation. Critic Alan Cheuse says his heart is still pounding.

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Book Review: 'The Sacrifice' By Joyce Carol Oates

Friday, December 26, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates.

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The Perfect Family Book List

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

For the holidays, critic Alan Cheuse is making up a list of books to give to each of his family members. Only the best of 2014 for them. Here's his picks.

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Book Review: 'The Convert's Song' By Sebastian Rotella

Friday, December 12, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews "The Convert's Song" by Sebastian Rotella.

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Book Review: 'Skylight' By Jose Saramago

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Skylight by Jose Saramago.

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Book Review: 'A Map Of Betrayal'

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews "A Map of Betrayal" by Ha Jin.

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Watch Your Head When Checking Out Murakami's Strange 'Library'

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Haruki Murakami's 2008 novella about a young student trapped in an eerie library has just been translated into English. Critic Alan Cheuse calls it awfully weird and utterly down to earth.

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These Tales Of Transformation Are Both 'Rich And Strange'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ron Rash's latest collects 34 of his best short stories; critic Alan Cheuse says they're searingly beautiful, "as if someone has taken a stick from a blazing fire and pressed it into your hand."

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Rebuilding A Broken Family 'In Plain Sight'

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Somali author Nuruddin Farah's new novel follows a glamorous photographer who takes in her brother's children after he dies in a terrorist bombing. Reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it complex yet uplifting.

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