Maureen Corrigan

Maureen Corrigan appears in the following:

Futuristic 'Bone Clocks' Encompasses A Strange, Rich World Of Soul-Stealers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

David Mitchell's latest fantasy is an odyssey into the dark side, spanning from 1984 to 2043. It's about a teenager who runs away from her London home and becomes prey to a ghastly gang of mystics.

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As 'Boardwalk Empire' Comes To A Close, Creator Reminisces About Its Start

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The HBO show began its final season Sunday. Terence Winter says he wrote the Prohibition-era drama in part to work with Martin Scorsese. It was "something I couldn't possibly ... pass up," he says.


'10:04': A Strange, Spectacular Novel Connecting Several Plotlines

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ben Lerner's new novel is about a writer who gets an advance for a second work of fiction, is diagnosed with an aortic heart valve problem and agrees to be the sperm donor for a close friend.


Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."


In A Funny New Novel, A Weary Professor Writes To 'Dear Committee Members'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Julie Schumacher's anti-hero pens recommendations for junior colleagues, lackluster students and former lovers. The novel deftly mixes comedy with social criticism and righteous outrage.


'Ride Around Shining' Reimagines Gatsby's Nouveau-Riche Excess

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chris Leslie-Hynan's debut novel follows a white grad student who's a chauffeur to a black basketball player. It references The Great Gatsby often with fresh takes on race, manhood and meritocracy.


'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut novel is about a family that emigrates from Odessa to the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, N.Y. It's a funny tale full of insider knowledge and offbeat words.


'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life

Monday, July 14, 2014

After Harper Lee wrote To Kill A Mockingbird, she became a recluse and lived with her sister, Alice, in Alabama. Reporter Marja Mills uses rich detail to provides glimpses into their twilight years.


10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jacqueline Winspear's debut mystery, Maisie Dobbs, set in England around World War I, came out in paperback a decade ago. A new edition testifies to the enduring allure of the traditional mystery.


'Friendship': A Startlingly Nice Novel By A Tough-Girl Blogger

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Emily Gould's first novel stars 30-something single women in New York City who are figuring out what's important in life. It's worth picking up for its sharp social observations and inspired wordplay.


'Most Dangerous Book': A Rich Treasury Charting James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

There are many heroes in Kevin Birmingham's new book about the novel that sparked a revolution, but James Joyce isn't one of them. The strength of The Most Dangerous Book lies in its subtle details.


'Rise And Fall' Carries On Vagabond Adventure Tale Tradition

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers — the latest from Imperfectionists author Tom Rachman — follows the travels of a young bookstore proprietor. It's a "strange" book that requires a bit of patience.


A Second Posthumous Collection From Rock Critic Ellen Willis

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Essential Ellen Willis focuses on the writer's explicitly feminist culture criticism. It was edited by Willis' daughter, who published an earlier collection of her mother's essays in 2011.


'Chameleon' Has Cabaret, Spies And A Plot Fit For Lifetime

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Francine Prose's latest novel was inspired by a 1932 photo of two lesbians, one of whom was in the Gestapo. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's an ingenious excursion into the Parisian demimonde.


In 'Hotel Florida,' Three Couples Chronicle The Spanish Civil War

Monday, May 05, 2014

Biographer Amanda Vaill's new book delves deeply into the lives of journalists like Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, whose documenting of the war helped shape public perception.


'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two graphic novels — one about a Yiddish advice column in the early 1900s and another about a regiment of African-American soldiers who fought during World War I.


This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Maggie Shipstead tells the story of a disciplined dancer who can't make it into the spotlight. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Shipstead is "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge."


'Thief' Delivers An Unfiltered Depiction Of Life In Lagos

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Teju Cole's latest book describes a young New York doctor's visit back to his Nigerian hometown, where he encounters a Clockwork Orange world of misery and corruption.


What U.S. Learned From 'Heathen School' Wasn't Part Of The Lesson Plan

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 19th century Connecticut school sought to convert young men from Hawaii, China, India and the Native American nations and then send them home as Christian missionaries. It did not go as planned.


'Schmuck' Revisits The Golden Age Of Radio, And A Bygone Manhattan

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ross Klavan's novel follows two radio sidekicks in midcentury New York: golden-voiced straight man Ted Fox, who has an eye for a good-looking dame, and funnyman Jerry Elkin, a veteran of World War II.