Maureen Corrigan

Maureen Corrigan appears in the following:

If These 2 Titles Remind You Of Masterful Suspense Novels, They Should

Monday, August 19, 2019

Laura Lippman's Lady in the Lake recollects Raymond Chandler's fourth Philip Marlowe novel and Ruth Ware's The Turn of the Key recalls Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. Happily, they both live up.


Rooted In History, 'The Nickel Boys' Is A Great American Novel

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Colson Whitehead's deeply affecting new novel is based on the true story of a segregated reform school in Florida where African American boys were brutalized and possibly murdered.


Smart And Propulsive 'Copperhead' Asks: Can You Outrun Your Family's Sins?

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Alexi Zentner's new novel follows a high school football star's efforts to separate himself from his racist family. It's an unsparing story about race, class and the limits of individual possibility.


'Ask Again, Yes' Is A Profound Yet Unpretentious Family Drama

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mary Beth Keane's novel opens in 1973 New York and follows two rookie cops and their families over four decades. Her closely-observed domestic tale transforms into something deep and universal.


New Noir By James Ellroy And Denise Mina Is Daredevil Storytelling At Its Finest

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

From Nazis and narcos to mistresses and mysterious ship wrecks, Ellroy's This Storm and Mina's Conviction offer plot twists and zig-zags that take readers on a wild ride.


Jurors Generate Drama Of Their Own In Smart, Disturbing 'Body In Question'

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jill Ciment's new novel follows a group of bored, drowsy, horny jurors who are sequestered together as they serve on a gruesome murder case in Central Florida.


An Immigrant Yearns For Connection In 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong's words are mighty, teasing and overpowering in his autobiographical novel, written as a letter from a son to his illiterate mother.


'Fresh Air' Remembers Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Tony Horwitz

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Horwitz, who died Monday, spoke to Fresh Air in '98 about Confederates in the Attic, his book about the legacy of the Civil War. Plus, Maureen Corrigan reviews his latest book, Spying on the South.


Love, Disappointment Course Through 4 Classic Asian American Novels

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Penguin Classics has released paperback editions of four mid-20th century novels by Asian American authors: America Is in the Heart; The Hanging on Union Square; East Goes West and No-No Boy.


An Author Goes 'Spying On The South' 160 Years After Frederick Law Olmsted

Monday, May 20, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tony Horwitz retraces the path of the famed Central Park architect — and discovers a deep cultural divide along the way.


From Family Drama To Global Apocalypse, These Two Novels Keep You Riveted

Friday, May 03, 2019

Sarah Blake's The Guest Book is a multi-generational drama set against a backdrop of war and social upheaval. The Last, by Hanna Jameson, centers on the survivors of a nuclear holocaust.


'The Beneficiary' Weighs The Emotional Heft Of Inheritance

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Janny Scott, a biographer and award-winning reporter for The New York Times, has written a vivid and penetrating memoir about her own illustrious family.


'Lost And Wanted' Grapples With Grief, Regret And The Existence Of God

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Nell Freudenberger's gorgeous new novel tells the story of a middle-aged woman who receives messages sent from her college friend's cell phone — even after her friend has died.


Personal Demons And Class Differences Complicate Love In 'Normal People'

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Marianne is a social pariah, Connell is a football player. Sally Rooney's nuanced, flinty love story opens in a small town in Ireland, where two teens who "get" each other get together.


'Other Americans' Take Center Stage In A Timely New Novel

Monday, April 01, 2019

The short chapters in Laila Lalami's novel are narrated by a rotating cast of characters. They conjure a murder mystery, a cross-cultural romance, an immigrant saga, war stories and family dramas.


Road Trip With 'Zora And Langston' In This Real-Life Literary Adventure

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Squeeze into the rumble seat — Yuval Taylor brings readers along on a 1927 summer road trip taken by Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Their friendship turned out to be a very bumpy ride.


Meet The Lagoon's Forgotten Lady And See 'The Strangest Movie Never Made'

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Lady from the Black Lagoon tells the story of Milicent Patrick, who designed the Creature's monster suit. Giraffes on Horseback Salad was a Marx Brothers script scenario written by Salvador Dalí.


'Say Nothing': Murder, Memory And A Masterful History Of The Troubles

Monday, March 04, 2019

Patrick Radden Keefe's new book begins with the 1972 disappearance of a 38-year-old widowed mother in Belfast, then spins into an epic account of Northern Ireland's bloody sectarian conflict.


A New Novel Reminds Readers, These 'Lost Children' Belong To Us All

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive centers on a family's tense road trip to the Southwestern U.S. border. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's an epic and elegant work.


You'll Find 12 Fresh And Unforgettable Essays In 'Black Is The Body'

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Emily Bernard was recovering from a knife attack — a "bizarre act of violence" — when she decided to write a book of essays rooted, autobiographically, in the blackness of her own body.