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Book review: Bard's classic told anew in 'Shakespeare for Squirrels'

This is the hardest book review I’ve ever written because, at the time of my writing, Christopher Moore’s “Shakespeare for Squirrels” does … Read more


Book review: Walter Mosely delivers detective fiction to savor

One of life’s great pleasures is reading Walter Mosley. Read more


Book review: This charming novel comes at the perfect time

In my opinion, Natalie Jenner’s first novel, “The Jane Austen Society,” could not have been published at a more appropriate time. I have al… Read more


Book review: Get ready for some curve balls in 'The Playground'

The beautifully crafted novel “The Playground” is a sublime example of contemporary fiction. Set in South London in the current day, the se… Read more


Book review: Putting together pieces of 'The Lost Night'

Character as catalyst is a time-honored convention. My favorite is Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.” The boozy, traveling salesman Hick… Read more


Book review: Honest memoir 'Fairest' tells difficult truths

It is safe to say that I have never read a memoir quite like Meredith Talusan’s début, “Fairest.” Read more


Book review: Prolific novelists each add to canon with satisfying, vivid tales

Similarities abound in the lives and careers of Anne Tyler and Gail Godwin. Read more


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