Alan Cheuse appears in the following:
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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Alan Cheuse reviews "The Convert's Song" by Sebastian Rotella.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Alan Cheuse reviews Skylight by Jose Saramago.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Alan Cheuse reviews "A Map of Betrayal" by Ha Jin.
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.
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."
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.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Alan Cheuse reviews a new novel by Colm Toibin, Nora Webster.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Alan Cheuse reviews Lila, a new novel from Marilynne Robinson that is a prequel to her earlier books and has been shortlisted for the National Book Award.
Monday, October 13, 2014
A review of J by Howard Jacobson.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Italo Calvino's Into the War and Philip K. Dick's We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, two posthumously published books of short fiction, contrast greatly but deliver stimulating reading experiences.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Martin Amis' latest novel, which takes place in Auschwitz, has already stirred up controversy in Europe according to the New York Times. But reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it the triumph of Amis' career.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Alan Cheuse reviews Joyce Carol Oates' latest collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep.
Monday, September 15, 2014
In The Moor's Account, Laila Lalami tells the story of a 16th Century expedition in the New World from a slave's perspective.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
It's a cliche at this point to talk about how incredibly prolific Joyce Carol Oates is; critic Alan Cheuse says it's not the quantity but the quality — and her latest story collection is wonderful.
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.
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."
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Charles Cumming hooks NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse with his latest spy novel, A Colder War.
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.
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.