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A New Domestic Drama For Virginia Woolf Fans

A New Domestic Drama For Virginia Woolf Fans

Claire Fallon  07. 2.2015
What would you do if your husband, the father of your children, carried on a months-long affair with a younger woman? What would you...
This New Book Captures The Struggles And Joys Of The Immigrant Experience

This New Book Captures The Struggles And Joys Of The Immigrant Experience

Claire Fallon  06.19.2015
“When his trouble really started, I missed it,” remembers the narrator of “A Contract Overseas,” one of the nine deceptively...
The Sunlit Coming-Of-Age Story Every Wes Anderson Fan Should Read

The Sunlit Coming-Of-Age Story Every Wes Anderson Fan Should Read

Claire Fallon  05.27.2015
When you get far enough north, you reach a latitude at which the sun no longer sets during the summer months. (It also, incidentally,...
A Brilliant, Star-Studded Novel To Add To Your Book Club List

A Brilliant, Star-Studded Novel To Add To Your Book Club List

Maddie Crum  05.19.2015
After failing an IQ assessment, Sophie Stark explains her problem with the test makers in her characteristically matter-of-fact tone,...
How To Write A Holocaust Novel: A Conversation With Jim Shepard

How To Write A Holocaust Novel: A Conversation With Jim Shepard

Claire Fallon  05.14.2015
Jim Shepard was in New York for a flying visit to see “Wolf Hall,” and agreed to meet for an interview at an unfortunately bustling...
The Big Problem With How We Talk About Sex And Gender

The Big Problem With How We Talk About Sex And Gender

Maddie Crum  05. 5.2015
As a poet, Maggie Nelson is concerned with the sufficiency of words -- their ability to accurately convey how we feel, and who we...
This New Book Deflates The 'Eat, Pray, Love' Fantasy

This New Book Deflates The 'Eat, Pray, Love' Fantasy

Claire Fallon  04.29.2015
Dropping the word “enlightenment” into a novel’s title can be read as a provocation of sorts. It implies certain aspirations,...
Celebrate Bold Women With These Brilliantly Macabre Stories

Celebrate Bold Women With These Brilliantly Macabre Stories

Maddie Crum  04.21.2015
In the title story of Amelia Gray’s latest collection, a man cries out after being shot in the gut: “I’m gutshot!” The punchy...
The Modern-Day 'Lolita' Every Nabokov Fan Should Read

The Modern-Day 'Lolita' Every Nabokov Fan Should Read

Claire Fallon  04.15.2015
Two words so rarely juxtaposed: lurid and cute. Yet as Adam Thirlwell’s third novel, Lurid & Cute, convincingly suggests, there...
These Terrifying Stories About Small-Town America Will Haunt You

These Terrifying Stories About Small-Town America Will Haunt You

Maddie Crum  04. 9.2015
The towns in Steven Millhauser’s stories are haunted. The characters -- nearly all of them -- are frenzied. They see phantoms,...
The New Book That Delves Into Our National Problem With Violence

The New Book That Delves Into Our National Problem With Violence

Claire Fallon  04. 3.2015
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle Ecco, $27.99 Published March 31, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description...
This Short, Simple Book Is A Must-Read For Nature Lovers

This Short, Simple Book Is A Must-Read For Nature Lovers

Maddie Crum  03.26.2015
The Dig by Cynan Jones Coffee House Press, $15.95 Publishes April 7, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description...
The Stunning Domestic Thriller Every Language Lover Should Read

The Stunning Domestic Thriller Every Language Lover Should Read

Claire Fallon  03.17.2015
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum Random House, $26.00 Published March 17, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description...
Everyone Who Wants To Understand Loss And Trauma Should Read This Stunning New Book

Everyone Who Wants To Understand Loss And Trauma Should Read This Stunning New Book

Claire Fallon  03.11.2015
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Doubleday, $30.00 Published March 10, 2015 The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description...