Alan Cheuse

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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.


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.


Oates' Latest Story Collection Is 'Dark, Deep' And Marvelous

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.


'Kill My Mother' Is A Darkly Drawn Confection

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.


A Tumultuous Journey Along This 'Narrow Road'

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."


Book Review: 'A Colder War'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Charles Cumming hooks NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse with his latest spy novel, A Colder War.


An Heir To E.M. Forster's Vision In 'Every Stone'

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.


An Unconventional Family On The Road To Happiness In 'Lucky Us'

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.