Alan Cheuse appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Karen Joy Fowler's new novel is a memorable coming of age story for our time; a delightful and instructive book about childhood and child rearing, siblings, and family life, told from the distance that adulthood often brings. Alan Cheuse reviews We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews a collection of short stories called Love is Power, Or Something Like That by A. Igoni Barrett
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews the novel King of Cuba by Cristina Garcia.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A dirty deed and official cover-up drive the plot in John le Carre's A Delicate Truth. The novel sets its sights on old-boy corruption and corporate criminality at the heart of the "Deep State," but critic Alan Cheuse finds this latest effort lacks the tension of le Carre's Cold War novels.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Book critic Alan Cheuse has a review of A Nearly Perfect Copy by Allison Amend.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the novel Our Man in Iraq by Robert Perisic.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse has a review of The Blue Fox written by the Icelandic novelist Sjon, who also writes lyrics for Bjork.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse has his review of the new novel Submergence by Scottish journalist J.M. Ledgard.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
James Salter is a master prose stylist whose deceptively simple sentences reveal the sensations and truth of experience. In All That Is, he conjures the life and times of Philip Bowman, who, returning to New York after World War II, pursues love and a publishing career, with unequal success.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the novel Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich. Cheuse says Rich is a young writer to keep an eye on.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel All That Is by James Salter.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new short story collection Hotel Juarez by Daniel Chacon.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Jean-Marie Blas de Robles' novel Where Tigers Are at Home won France's 2008 Prix Medicis. It's now out in English, and reviewer Alan Cheuse says it will appeal to readers who like the complexity of Umberto Eco, with "an adventure plot straight out of Michael Crichton."
Friday, March 15, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews Where Tigers Are At Home by Jean-Marie Blas de Robles.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Alan Cheuse reviews the novel A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia presents itself as a how-to manual for success in South Asia. The story of a street urchin's corrupt path to prosperity, the novel puts critic Alan Cheuse in mind of that quintessential American story of an unscrupulous striver, The Great Gatsby.
Monday, March 28, 2011
The history of slavery is interwoven with the history of America, but what most of us learn about in school is the history of white settlers. And even in that white history, there are particular characters — mostly Dutch and Anglo-Saxon Protestants. Not Catholics, and certainly not Jews. But that may be about to change. A new novel called “Song of Slaves in the Desert” centers on a slave family and its owners, who are Jewish. It’s written by Alan Cheuse, the novelist and George Mason University professor who you might know as the books reviewer for NPR’s All Things Considered.