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Susan Jane Gilman

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'Someone' Quietly Mesmerizes With Intimate, Ordinary Story

Friday, September 13, 2013

Reviewer Susan Jane Gilman wasn't impressed by the title of Someone, but she says Alice McDermott's novel is nowhere near as generic as its name. Nothing extraordinary happens to the Irish-American protagonist, but with spare poetry and deep compassion, McDermott makes familiar territory seem new.

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'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Sheri Fink's Five Days At Memorial, describes the horrific conditions at a New Orleans hospital shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Facing floodwaters and corporate mismanagement, some staffers euthanized sick patients. Fink's judgment of those actions is admirably โ€” and frustratingly โ€” nuanced.

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