Alan Cheuse

Alan Cheuse appears in the following:

'Aurora' Journeys In A New Direction

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Veteran sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a tale of that classic genre trope, the generation ship. Critic Alan Cheuse says this story of spacefaring colonists goes to unexpected places.


'The Cartel' Is A True Crime Adventure With A Killer Protagonist

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

With the "pace and feel of an exploded documentary," says review Alan Cheuse, Don Winslow recounts a 10-year odyssey of revenge set in Mexico against the stark history of the drug wars.


'Meteor' Is A Fiery Ride Through American History

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norman Lock's new novel takes readers on a breathlessly-paced tour of the Old West, from the point of view of a former Civil War bugle boy who tags along with some of the era's legendary characters.


'Mazie' Pays Homage To A Real-Life Saint Of The Streets

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jami Attenberg's new novel is based on a real woman, Mazie Phillips Gordon, who took tickets at a grimy New York City movie house and cared for decades' worth of the down-and-outs who came her way.


Book Review: 'The Black Snow,' Paul Lynch

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews Paul Lynch's second novel, The Black Snow.


A 'Pinch' Of Magic Seasons This Half-Fantastical Neighborhood History

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Steve Stern's slice of the mythical South is the Pinch, a hardscrabble immigrant neighborhood of northwest Memphis where the Torah trumps the King James Bible and the rabbis have magical powers.


'Black Snow' Is A Lyrical Landscape Of Hope And Menace

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Former Dublin newsman Paul Lynch's new novel follows an Irish farmer in 1945, struggling against adversity. Critic Alan Cheuse says Lynch's prose is so gorgeous, it makes him want to give up writing.


Book Review: 'The New World'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews the novel, The New World, by Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz.


A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object'

Monday, May 04, 2015

Edna O'Brien's first novel was burned in the small Irish village of her birth. The Love Object collects more than 30 of her fiery tales of religion and repression in "a land of sacrificial women."


Book Review: 'The Language Of Paradise'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews The Language of Paradise by Barbara Klein Moss.


Book Review: Rachel Kushner, 'The Strange Case Of Rachel K'

Friday, April 17, 2015

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews author Rachel Kushner's collection of short stories, The Strange Case of Rachel K.


Book Review: 'Voices In The Night'

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews Steven Millhauser's new short story collection, Voices in the Night.


Book Review: Jo Nesbo, 'Blood On Snow'

Monday, April 06, 2015

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel by crime writer Jo Nesbo, Blood On Snow.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


Book Review: 'Satin Island' By Tom McCarthy

Friday, February 27, 2015

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


Book Review: Ross Ritchell's 'The Knife'

Monday, February 23, 2015

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


Book Review: 'The Evening Chorus'

Monday, February 16, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphries.