Goodbye 2012: Terrific Story Collections and Small-Press Bests

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So many eye-popping short story collections, so many revelatory small-press literary novels, and such little space on those end-of-the-year Best lists. Fortunately, I have a venue for featuring Best Indie Novels and Best Stories Collections of 2012, which you’ll find presented below. In addition, since I get far too much good material throughout the year […]

Fiction Previews, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Jennifer Gilmore, James Salter, Jean Thompson, and More

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Campbell, Drusilla. When She Came Home. Grand Central. Apr. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9781455510351. pap. $14.99. POP FICTION The author of satisfying human dramas like Blood Orange and Little Girl Gone, Campbell returns with a deeply relevant story. Back from Iraq, Frankie Byrne must confront her daughter’s trouble with school bullies, her husband’s contentiousness, her career […]

Fiction Reviews | October 1, 2012

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Reviews of James Kimmel Jr.’s The Trial of Fallen Angels, Leah Stewart’s The History of Us, and Ron Hansen’s She Loves Me Not, plus a full list of fiction reviews from the Oct. 1 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Jim Crace, Ron Currie Jr., and Karen Russell

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Crace, Jim. Harvest. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Feb. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780385520775. $24.95. LITERARY Multi-award-winner Crace (Being Dead) creates astonishing worlds, and he seems to have done so again in a work set in an isolated English village of indeterminate time and place but essential forcefulness. One frosty morning, smoke is seen drifting skyward, one […]

Fiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Award-Winning Authors Jennifer Haigh, Jamaica Kincaid, Ron Rash, and More

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Dee, Jonathan. A Thousand Pardons. Random. Feb. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780812993219. $26; eISBN 9780679645009. LITERARY A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 with Chang-Rae Lee (Jennifer Egan won for A Visit from the Goon Squad), Dee goes au courant with the story of a woman who returns to work after her corporate-lawyer husband loses all following […]

Fiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Bernard Cornwell, Cathy Marie Buchanan, and More

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Fiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Bernard Cornwell, Cathy Marie Buchanan, and More

ALA Fallout: Seven Terrific Genre Novels I Discovered Last Minute, including Buehlman, Stine, Kingsbury, and More

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ALA Fallout: Seven Terrific Genre Novels I Discovered Last Minute, including Buehlman, Stine, Kingsbury, and More

Catching Up with Four Prize-Worthy Fiction Writers Publishing This Fall: Eng, Gartner, H√∏eg, Moehringer

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Catching Up with Four Prize-Worthy Fiction Writers Publishing This Fall: Eng, Gartner, H√∏eg, Moehringer

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

Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

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Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

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