Alan Cheuse

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Prize-winning short story writer Edith Pearlman has just come out with a new collection of short fiction, called Honeydew. And the first thing I wanted to do after finishing my initial reading of these 20 stories was, well, I wanted to go right back again 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

The premise of Descent may sound pretty straight-forward: One summer morning while vacationing with her family in the foothills of the Rockies, a young girl, a high-school athlete in her senior year, goes out for a run in the higher altitudes — and disappears.

And Moby-Dick's about the whaling industry.



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

As if the work of Japanese fiction master Haruki Murakami weren't strangely beautiful by itself, his American publisher has just put out a stand-alone edition of his 2008 novella The Strange Library, in a new trade paperback designed by the legendary Chip Kidd.

"The library was even more hushed than ...


These Tales Of Transformation Are Both 'Rich And Strange'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ron Rash is a Southern-born novelist and short story writer with a reputation on the rise; you might know him as the author of the novel Serena (a PEN/Faulkner fiction prize nominee a few years back), which is about to become a movie with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. I ...


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.


Book Review: 'Nora Webster' by Colm Toibin

Monday, October 27, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews a new novel by Colm Toibin, Nora Webster.


'Lila' Sets The Stage For Marilynn Robinson's Earlier Works

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.


Book Review: 'J'

Monday, October 13, 2014

A review of J by Howard Jacobson.


Two Dead Writers Come Alive In New Collections

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.


Martin Amis' 'Zone Of Interest' Is An Electrically Powerful Holocaust Novel

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.


Book Review: 'Lovely, Dark, Deep'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Joyce Carol Oates' latest collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep.


Book Review: 'The Moor's Account'

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.