Alan Cheuse

Alan Cheuse appears in the following:

'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.


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."


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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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


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.


Book Review: 'Descent' By Tim Johnson

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Alan Cheuse reviews Descent by Tim Johnson.


'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.


Book Review: 'The Sacrifice' By Joyce Carol Oates

Friday, December 26, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews The Sacrifice by Joyce Carol Oates.


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.


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

Friday, December 12, 2014

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


Book Review: 'Skylight' By Jose Saramago

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Skylight by Jose Saramago.


Book Review: 'A Map Of Betrayal'

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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


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.


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."


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.