The Crazed book by Ha Jin reviewed by Sophie Pinkham

Ha Jin’s new book, The Crazed, addresses a wide range of philosophical, moral, political, and historical issues,...

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The Autograph Man book by Zadie Smith reviewed by Benita Singh

In her second novel, The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith tells the story of a man infatuated with fame. Alex-Li Tandem is a...

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The Hazards of Good Breeding book by Jessica Shattuck reviewed by Allie Stielau

The English writer and literary critic G. K. Chesterton once said, “A child of seven is excited by being told that...

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Good Faith book by Jane Smiley reviewed by Tom Isler

You can learn a lot about the gay gene discourse from the title of Robert Alan Brookey’s new book. Specifically,...

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Baudolino book by Umberto Eco reviewed by Jennifer Stock

In a time of disaster one can always revert to storytelling. At least that’s the tradition that Boccaccio hands...

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Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia book by Orlando Figes reviewed by Katherine Poltorak

An exhibit at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg is called Dvoe, or “Twosome.” It pairs paintings and sculptures...

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