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Michael Schaub

Michael Schaub appears in the following:

A Dentist Confronts The Gaping Maw Of Life In 'To Rise Again'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Joshua Ferris' darkly comic new novel centers on a faith-doubting dentist who finds his identity's been stolen by a strange religious group. Reviewer Michael Schaub calls it stirring and deeply felt.

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A Thousand Stories, Brilliantly Collapsed In 'Bulletproof Vest'

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Maria Venegas' emotionally raw, technically complex new memoir chronicles her troubled relationship with her father, a man whose life was dominated — and eventually ended — by violence.

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'Gottland': A Short Book About Stalin's Long Shadow

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Polish journalist Mariusz Szczygieł's compilation of short vignettes about Czechoslovakia centers on Prague's infamous Stalin monument, a giant edifice that lingers despite its destruction in 1962.

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The 'Wayward And Defiant' Life Of Journalist Rebecca West

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A new biography by Lorna Gibb glosses over West's writing to focus on her remarkable, tumultuous 20th-century life. Reviewer Michael Schaub says the book is well-researched, yet reads like a novel.

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Tech Week: The Right To Be Forgotten And The Open Internet

Saturday, May 17, 2014

In this week's roundup, a European court says private citizens will be able to get Google to remove certain search results. And, a look at what's next for the FCC's Internet regulations.

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Mitterrand's Taste For 'Intrigue' And Contradiction

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Philip Short's new biography of French president Francois Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue, is a compelling, polished portrait of a slippery, contradictory figure who relished reinventing himself.

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When Love Is 'In The House'

Thursday, June 20, 2013

More adult fairy tale than conventional novel, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods follows an unnamed husband and wife who leave their home to start a new life in the wilderness. Reviewer Michael Schaub says this debut from author Matt Bell is a joy to read.

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Sons, Guns And The Sins Of The Father In Meyer's Texas Epic

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Philipp Meyer (American Rust) has crafted a multigenerational epic that captures the Lone Star State's contradictions and vast sweep. Critic Michael Schaub calls The Son "one of the most solid, unsparing pieces of American historical fiction to come out this century."

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'Holiday': The Godfather Of Hip-Hop's Last Gift

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gil Scott-Heron's posthumously published memoir, The Last Holiday, is a triumphant and moving account of a life dedicated to art and activism.

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Essential Rock Fiction

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This week, Soundcheck has hosted some great writers of rock fiction. This made us wonder - what makes a great rock novel? How to convincingly portray characters who are, in many cases, stranger than fiction? Michael Schaub, managing editor of Bookslut and book critic for NPR, joins us to break down the genre. He also shares his Top 5 rock fiction reads.

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