Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee Viking, 230 pp, $21.95 reviewed by Adam Eaker More philosophical meditation than...

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Rules of Engagement book by Anita Brookner reviewed by Jessica Wheeler

In response to Anita Brookner’s third novel, critic Caryn James referred to what had at that point become “the...

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The Early Stories: 1953-1975 book by John Updike reviewed by Charlotte Dewar

In his 1986 introduction to a set of Paris Review interviews, John Updike quoted Philip Roth: “What I want is to...

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The Pleasure of My Company book by Steve Martin reviewed by Katherine Stevens

Comedian Steve Martin follows his successful, but less than noteworthy first novel “Shopgirl” with his highly...

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She Is Me book by Catthleen Schine reviewed by Juliet Lapidos

Cathleen Schine’s latest novel, She is Me, borrows its title from arguably the most celebrated statement on...

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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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