Maureen Corrigan appears in the following:
Monday, January 07, 2019
Sophie Mackintosh's debut novel centers on four women living in a decrepit hotel on an isolated island. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Water Cure is "everything this age seems to be demanding."
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Find everything our critics loved this year, all in one place: Maureen Corrigan's book list, movie pairings from Justin Chang, music recommended by Ken Tucker and David Bianculli's must-see TV list.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Fresh Air's book critic recommends her 10 favorite books of the year, including The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai's sweeping story about the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Helen Schulman splices together an old-school family drama with high-tech fantasy in her new novel, a rich, closely observed story about regrets and risk-taking in the Internet age.
Monday, November 12, 2018
A charismatic young writer poaches plot points from the lives of established authors in John Boyne's new novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls A Ladder to the Sky "erudite and ingeniously constructed."
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Historian Elliott J. Gorn's new book revisits the 1955 death and public funeral of the African-American teen. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's a timely story about the fragility of collective memory.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
For 20 years, Roosevelt answered reader questions on topics monumental, mundane and everywhere in between. A new book presents a selection of her essential advice and practical wisdom.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Esi Edugyan's new novel centers on a boy who escapes slavery via hot air balloon — before crashing down to hard historical realities. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Washington Black "a wonder."
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Sarah Smarsh grew up as a member of the white working class in rural Kansas. In a new memoir, she examines the crushing ways in which class shapes possibility in the U.S.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Sarah Weinman's The Real Lolita offers a compelling argument that Nabokov's 1955 novel had its roots in the 1948 abduction of 11-year-old Sally Horner — despite the author's claim to the contrary.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Gary Shteyngart's spectacular, sprawling new comic novel centers on a billionaire businessman, who, on the verge of ruin, embarks on a cross-country trip aboard a Greyhound bus.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Ling Ma's Severance is an unusual apocalyptic novel, says critic Maureen Corrigan. Satiric, playful and scary, it lends assurance that humor will linger even as the world comes to an end.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Critic Maureen Corrigan says Kevin Wilson's funny, raw, beautiful writing reminds her of J. D. Salinger. He starts with a goofy premise and then draws deep emotional truths.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
R. O. Kwon's pensive debut novel charts a well-worn path from eager innocence to bruised experience. But it tweaks the conventional campus novel formula in a few crucial ways.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Megan Abbott's new novel centers on a two young women whose high school friendship has morphed into professional rivalry. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Give Me Your Hand a "spectacular thriller."
Thursday, July 19, 2018
A vintage ocean liner stops dead in the water in Kate Christensen's latest. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the voyage is an "entertaining and elegantly written story about social class."
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Ottessa Moshfegh's My Year of Rest and Relaxation centers on a miserable young woman who believes that if she could only sleep long enough, she'd wake up refreshed and free of existential pain.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Deborah Levy thought her life would slow down at 50, but instead, it became "faster, unstable, unpredictable." Critic Maureen Corrigan says Levy's memoir is a "smart, slim meditation on womanhood."
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two books to expand your horizons: One is a cultural history of the great American road trip; the other an early 20th-century classic of Midwestern rural life.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Critic Maureen Corrigan says Tommy Orange's novel, which centers on a cast of native and mixed-race characters whose lives intersect at a powwow, features "a literary authority rare in a debut."