The Procedure book by Harry Mulisch

In the beginning, Harry Mulisch created The Procedure. And though it sounds much like a John Grisham paint-by-statutes...

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Swift as Desire book by Laura Ezquivel

I was able to finish Laura Esquivel’s latest novel only because I loved her previous one, Like Water for...

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Silence in October book by ens Christian Grondahl

The longing for emotional connection and the difficulty of transcending individuality are central themes of Silence in...

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Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems book by Billy Collins

Billy Collins’ poetry has long been described as “accessible”—a term that has been used as both a compliment...

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The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time book by George McGovern

As if to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of one of the most bitterly disappointed presidential campaigns in...

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Iris Murdoch: A Life book by Peter Conradi

The unique magnetism Iris Murdoch’s twenty-six novels exert on critics and public alike lies not solely in the...

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