Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 2: Rachel Kushner’s New Novel, Edna O’Brien’s Memoir

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Kimberling, Brian. Snapper. Pantheon. Apr. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780307908056. $24.95; eISBN 9780307908063. LITERARY FICTION When a publicist tells me that a book is punch-in-the-gut affecting and that she wants to scream it from the rooftops, I do sit up and listen. Now I’m a convert. The topic might seem improbable—Nathan Lochmueller is a bird researcher […]

Fiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 3: Top Commercial Fiction: Berwin, Picoult, and Philip’s Firebrand: As Good as the Hunger Games?

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Berwin, Margot. Scent of Darkness. Pantheon. Feb. 2012. 240p. ISBN 9780307907523. $25; eISBN 9780307907530. Downloadable: Random Audio. POP FICTION Berwin’s best-selling debut, Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire, was edgy, sort-of magic realism that sometimes went over the edge but was really loved by the people who loved it—it was translated into 19 […]

Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: New Thriller Author Saville, plus Gretel Ehrlich, James Lasdun, & Alexander Stille

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Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: New Thriller Author Saville, plus Gretel Ehrlich, James Lasdun, & Alexander Stille

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: American Tech, from Edison to Detroit to Online Dating

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Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: American Tech, from Edison to Detroit to Online Dating

Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2013, Pt. 1: Chevalier Goes American and Shubin Sees the Universe Within

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Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2013, Pt. 1: Chevalier Goes American and Shubin Sees the Universe Within

Barbara’s Picks, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Sebastian Faulks, Scott W. Berg, George Howe Colt

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Barbara’s Picks, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Sebastian Faulks, Scott W. Berg, George Howe Colt

Fiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 1: McCall Smith, Mayle, Munro, and More

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Fiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 1: McCall Smith, Mayle, Munro, and More

Fiction Previews, August 2012, Pt. 1: Amis, Robards, Fesperman, Schlink

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Fiction Previews, August 2012, Pt. 1: Amis, Robards, Fesperman, Schlink

Fiction Previews, Jun. 2012, Pt. 3: Frank, Scalzi, Toyne

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Fiction Previews, Jun. 2012, Pt. 3: Frank, Scalzi, Toyne

Barbara's Picks, April 2012, Pt. 1: From Historical Thriller to Big, Bad Debt

Barbara's Picks, April 2012, Pt. 1: From Historical Thriller to Big, Bad Debt

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