Reviews of Terry Brooks’s The Annotated Sword of Shannara, Peter Høeg’s The Elephant Keepers’ Children, and Tim O’Brien’s If I Die in a Combat Zone, plus a full list of audio reviews in the Apr. 1 issue.
Tim O’Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction for Going After Cacciato. His other works include the acclaimed novels The Things They Carried; July, July; and In the Lake of the Woods. Written before Going After Cacciato, If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home is an intensely personal account of O’Brien’s year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. Tantorious is a semi-monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.