Maureen Corrigan appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Robert Kanigel's new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Teddy Wayne's new novel begins as a sharply observed novel of manners, but quickly mutates into a classic tale of obsession. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Loner a powerful suspense story.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
A failing marriage and a catastrophic earthquake take center stage in Safran Foer's new novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Here I Am a profound work about the claims of history, identity and family.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The unfinished work is a curious afterword to Potter's beloved catalog. But perhaps the best thing about The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots is that it will likely send readers back to Potter's original work.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Born in Arkansas around 1866, Mary Mann Hamilton was one of the first women to homestead in the Mississippi Delta. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls her memoir a historical and literary treasure.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Megan Abbott's new book takes readers deep into the intense, vacuum-sealed universe of young female gymnasts and their parents. Critic Maureen Corrigan says You Will Know Me is worthy of a gold medal.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Patrick Ryan's book of short stories is set around Cape Canaveral, Fla., during the 1960s and '70s. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it's the best new short story collection she's read in light years.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
In his new novel, Ben H. Winters imagines that the Civil War never happened and that slavery is still legal in some states. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Underground Airlines is "one suspenseful tale."
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior."
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Pulitzer-prize winning author Susan Faludi writes about her father's sex reassignment surgery in her memoir, In The Darkroom. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it "exhausting, messy and provocative."
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Yaa Gyasi's debut short story collection begins in 18th century Ghana, where the slave trade separates two half sisters. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Homegoing a strong work with versatile language.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The suspense stories on Maureen Corrigan's early summer reading list roam from the beaches of Long Island to the Welsh coast, and from the mean streets of Chicago to the alleyways of Berlin.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Pamela Erens' new novel takes place in the maternity ward of a New York hospital as a pregnant nurse assists in another woman's labor. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a fierce read.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Jennifer Haigh's new novel explores the fallout of the natural gas boom in a small Pennsylvania town. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Heat & Light an "exquisitely designed, semi-satirical social novel."
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Betsy Lerner writes about joining her 83-year-old mother's weekly bridge club in her new book, which critic Maureen Corrigan calls a "smart and colorful memoir."
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Reviewer Maureen Corrigan says Ian McGuire's The North Water and Dominic Smith's The Last Painting of Sara de Vos are suspenseful historical novels that may just give readers nightmares.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
A charismatic stranger in a remote Irish village turns out to be a war criminal in O'Brien's new novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the book one of O'Brien's "best and most ambitious novels yet."
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Charles Bock could have chosen to write this story as an autobiography. Alice & Oliver is based on a real-life nightmare in which his wife — then a young mother — was diagnosed with leukemia.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Book critic Maureen Corrigan says each of the "nouveau Gothic" stories in Helen Oyeyemi's new collection leaves a deep impression — like a scar that stubbornly refuses to fade.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Dana Spiotta's new novel centers on a friendship between two female filmmakers. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it an uncanny work, whose characters and ideas linger "long after the story is over."