Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

In 'White' Bret Easton Ellis Falls Victim To The Behavior He Criticizes

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It's possible to seriously consider the left's preoccupation with public shaming, its increasingly repetitive vocabulary of resistance and privilege — and do it well. But that's not been done here.

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'The Old Drift' Takes The Long View Of Human (And Mosquito) History

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Namwali Serpell's lush, sprawling new novel is a speculative history — and future — of Zambia, from colonialism to an ill-fated space program and the age of mass surveillance and drone warfare.

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Could A Novel Lead Someone To Kill? 'Murder By The Book' Explores The Notion

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Author Claire Harman writes that one reason François Benjamin Courvoisier gave for why he murdered his boss Lord William Russell in 1840 was that he wanted to model himself on a book character.

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'Kushner, Inc.' Adds Little To The Canon On Jared And Ivanka

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Other journalists have previously reported many of the serious claims presented in Vicky Ward's book; her own yields generally feel meager, wrapping even the smallest scoops in a fog of insinuation.

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Journalism's Battles Are On Display In Jill Abramson's 'Merchants Of Truth'

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The former New York Times editor's examination of four news outlets pits new against old, mercenary versus honorable — and is unlikely to inspire the next generation of journalists.

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'The Water Cure' Makes Toxic Masculinity Literal

Sunday, January 13, 2019

In Sophie Mackintosh's tart, twisted fairy tale, a family hides away on a remote island to escape a world in which men may actually be toxic. But their lives are upended when three castaways wash up.

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Brutally Intelligent 'Milkman' Depicts Lives Cramped By Fear

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Anna Burns' new novel — which won the Man Booker prize — follows a never-named young woman who's being harassed by a powerful paramilitary figure during Ireland's Troubles.

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Bernie Sanders Criticizes Democrats And Republicans In 'Where We Go From Here'

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The former presidential candidate's latest book is just what you might expect from this genre: His platforms are presented but not interrogated — and there is little self-reflection.

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Just How Tight Are Family Ties When Your Sister's A 'Serial Killer'?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Oyinkan Braithwaite's wry, sly debut novel follows two sisters, dowdy Korede and gorgeous Ayoola — who has a habit of killing her boyfriends. Korede cleans up her sister's messes, but for how long?

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Jonathan Franzen Finds Hope In Nature In 'The End Of The End Of The Earth'

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A new collection the author's essays spans art, nature and autobiography — taking aim at people he meets in daily life but also exposing his own vulnerabilities.

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'Melmoth' Bears Witness To Our Worst, Loneliest Moments

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sarah Perry's new novel isn't subtle — it's full of ominous birds, guttering candles and mysterious figures in gloomy windows. But there's something satisfying about its emotional flamboyance.

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Stormy Daniels Offers 'Full Disclosure' On Her Own Terms

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

In her memoir, the porn star lures readers with salacious details of her alleged time with President Trump, then insists that those "two to three minutes" are the least interesting part of her life.

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Homer's 'Unwilling' Women Are No Longer Quiet In 'The Silence Of The Girls'

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Told from the perspective of Achilles' concubine, Briseis, Pat Barker's The Silence Of The Girls brings new life to the women of Homer's Iliad.

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Everyone's Miserable In The 'Hot, Horrible' World Of 'Ponti'

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sharlene Teo's debut novel is a shimmering story of three women in Singapore, but its plot gets washed away among the grotesque and stomach-churning detail.

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'The Shadow President' A Missed Opportunity To Better Understand Mike Pence

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Shadow President looks like a book, but belongs firmly in the world of partisan TV. There is plenty to uncover about the "real" Mike Pence, but readers won't find it here.

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'The Victorian And The Romantic' Attempts To Link Writers Through The Ages

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Nell Stevens's new memoir is an uneven but pleasant book that braids her story of doing a PhD amid an uneasy love affair with imaginary scenes from the life of her 19th century research subject.

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Spicer Book Offers Insight On Conservative Politics, Doubles Down On Misstatements

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The former Trump press officer intelligently dissects the reward structure of viral Twitter and gives a valuable sketch of conservative politics, but he seems to have written "The Briefing" to an end.

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'How To Be Famous' Says: Don't Hide Your Love Away

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Caitlin Moran's new novel, the second installment in the adventures of teen rock critic Dolly Wilde, is a dirty, jolly, book-length defense of teenage enthusiasm — for music, sex and life in general.

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'Some Trick' Takes On The Life Of The (Delightfully Irritable) Mind

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Helen DeWitt's new story collection seems less like a book, and more like a series of notes from some vast, alien intelligence, capable of picking apart human habits with startling precision.

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In 'You Think It, I'll Say It,' Middle-Aged Moms Get Some Respect

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Curtis Sittenfeld's new collection gives sustained, compassionate attention to the inner lives of women — middle-aged, middle-American, moms — who are often dismissed and devalued in fiction.

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