Alan Cheuse appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews Paul Lynch's second novel, The Black Snow.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews the novel, The New World, by Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz.
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."
Thursday, April 23, 2015
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews The Language of Paradise by Barbara Klein Moss.
Friday, April 17, 2015
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews author Rachel Kushner's collection of short stories, The Strange Case of Rachel K.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews Steven Millhauser's new short story collection, Voices in the Night.
Monday, April 06, 2015
NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel by crime writer Jo Nesbo, Blood On Snow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Alan Cheuse reviews a new experimental novel by Tom McCarthy called Satin Island.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Alan Cheuse reviews Ross Ritchell's new novel, The Knife.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Alan Cheuse reviews The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphries.