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Reviews & Essays

The No World Concerto

A novelist tries to make very modern music out of a work of fiction.

 

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George Anderson: Notes for a Love Song in Imperial Time

Can the CIA director's soul be saved by an editor's idiosyncratic methods?

 

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In Brief

The Bookman's Tale

A mysterious portrait is at the center of a literary page-turner.

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Interviews

Luddites, Innuendo, and the Solar Plexus: An Interview with Tom Drury

The author of Pacific on returning to the Grouse County of his prior novels, his recent screenwriting, and teaching journalism.

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Southern Cross the Dog

Terror and redemption alternate in this darkly lyrical adventure set in the Depression-era South.

 

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In Brief

You Are One of Them

The death of a girl leaves behind a mystery along with grief.

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A Reading Life

TransAtlantic

The author of Let the Great World Spin spans genres and generations in his latest historical fiction.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Americanah

Two young Nigerians leave home in the new novel from the author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

 

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And the Mountains Echoed

The author of The Kite Runner returns with a story of a family separated by war, still connected by hidden threads.

 

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Interviews

When Do You Know a Novel Will Be a Novel?

Anthony Marra and NoViolet Bulawayo discuss their provocative debuts, and the honorable responsibility of drawing fiction from history.

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A Reading Life

A Delicate Truth

In an espionage master's latest, war is a booming private enterprise.

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Reviews & Essays

The Blind Man's Garden

The Afghan odyssey of two Pakistani brothers finds fabled beauty amidst modern warfare.

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Interviews

Voyage to the Underworld: An Interview with Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code's author on defining hell, challenging his hero, and deciphering Dante in his latest historical thriller, Inferno.

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Interviews

The Mind of a Different Era: Naomi Alderman

The author of The Liars' Gospel on making unorthodox fiction out of the life of Jesus.

 

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A Reading Life

The Woman Upstairs

How selfish must an artist be?

 

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