Joseph Boyden, Rivka Galchen, Tom Rachman, Phyllis Rose, Colson Whitehead | Barbara’s Picks, May 2014, Pt. 5

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Boyden, Joseph. The Orenda. Knopf. May 2014. 448p. ISBN 9780385350730. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385350747. LITERARY/HISTORICAL FICTION Canadian Boyden has a shelf full of awards for his first two novels, and from what I’ve seen of this arrestingly written new work, soon he’ll have more. When his guides flee the rampaging Iroquois, Jesuit missionary Christophe finds […]

Doyle, Figes, McCracken, Simpson, Vaill, Wilson | Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2

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Doyle, Brian. The Plover. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2014. 320p. ISBN 9781250034779. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250034786. LITERARY FICTION Editor of Portland Magazine, Doyle has written 13 books of fiction, poetry, and essays but came to my attention only with the original and wittily lyrical 2010 novel Mink River—which actually caught the attention of plenty […]

Barbara's Picks, March 2012, Pt. 1: De Robertis, duBois, Harrison, Kunzru, De Botton, Strayed

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Barbara's Picks, March 2012, Pt. 1: De Robertis, duBois, Harrison, Kunzru, De Botton, Strayed

Fiction Previews, March 2012, Pt. 1: From Jonathan Kellerman (twice) to Begley, Behrens, and Julavits

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Fiction Previews, March 2012, Pt. 1: From Jonathan Kellerman (twice) to Begley, Behrens, and Julavits

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