The Stowaway” is a charming book, a glimpse of history that, by definition, fascinates and delights.

Star Tribune

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jan 19 2018

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The power of this book is that it describes, slowly and sometimes painfully, that it is possible not just to live through pain, but to live with it.

NY Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 12 2018

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With "The Transition," Kennard, like so many poets reinvigorating the expectations of what a work of prose can do, makes a case for resisting narrative conventions as a way to infuse a book with a feverish vitality...

LA Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 11 2018

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Books like Mr. Frum's are not unknown in every administration, though seldom produced so early in a presidency, seldom put forth by fellow party followers and seldom written with such mastery of the broader American political landscape.

Globe and Mail

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 11 2018

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Each novel will give her a new chance to inspect her preoccupations in a different light. In “Winter,” the light inside this great novelist’s gorgeous snow globe is utterly original, and it definitely illuminates.

NY Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 19 2018

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At times dripping in gore and effluvia, steeped in sacred texts and apocalyptic visions, “The Ruined House” cannot be recommended lightly. But it is a masterpiece of modern religious literature...

NY Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 10 2018

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The faculty at South High School struggles to help the students grapple with the new social climate...Nevertheless, Thorpe’s book is a reminder that in an era of nativism, some Americans are still breaking down walls and nurturing newcomers, the seeds of the great American experiment.

NY Times

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jan 09 2018

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Though the narrative often sparkles with dry humour and Erdrich writes beautifully of the ferocity of maternal feeling and the terrors of pregnancy, it reads as if she has tried to cram in too many ideas in and with too little room to breathe.

Guardian

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Jan 07 2018

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Though she says in the afterward that writing this book made her angry, it rarely shows. Women & Power has the same cavalier, jolly tone as Beard's TV programs...

NPR

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Reviewed on Jan 06 2018

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Do not take this as a nose-thumb so much as a brow-furrow. The author’s interview with Hoffman took place in 2008 — and here we come to a clue to understanding the book’s tortured structure, its pained search for an angle: Most of the research seems to have taken place a decade ago.

NY Times

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jan 05 2018

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I kept reading the book – mainly because of Sean – until the end but the more I think about it, the whole just never overcame the problems I had with it.

Dear Author

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Jan 05 2018

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This generous collection of her best work, in a satisfyingly weighty and well-designed paperback, is a vindication of what she calls the “old-fashioned requirement of a good, clear prose style”. Hardwick’s writing is clear as clear and more than good: it is sublime.

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 05 2018

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To a roster that includes such fine novels as “Old Filth” and “Flight of the Maidens,” Europa now adds the wonderful, sharply observed, deeply funny “Faith Fox.”

Star Tribune

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 03 2018

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How he did this is a fascinating story in itself, and the diary’s publication in English is a tribute to his persistence and dedication.

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 12 2018

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Unlike many, though, he grasps that we chase that tension not to cross into some “other side” but to feel steadier on this one. “We are here for the heat,” he writes. “For the friction. For the difficult mess.”

Star Tribune

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 12 2018

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But he never offers a unifying theme. “The Written World” works better as a series of interesting, if loosely connected, vignettes than as a revelation of literature’s uniquely transformative role.

The Economist

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jan 11 2018

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The collection hits its stride when it introduces some countersubjects to these notes of senescent complaint.

Guardian

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jan 11 2018

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I’m not sure it entirely holds together, but the disjunctions are part of what makes this courageous piece of work so memorable, strange and sad.

Guardian

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jan 10 2018

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The reader will likely be thoroughly taken by the world of the Gold siblings, in all its shades of brilliant color. It's not a totally comfortable realm, since we know all too well how this tale's going to end, but getting there is lovely.

NPR

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jan 09 2018

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Harkaway lays this out beautifully, mysteriously and mischeviously. After reading the first 50-some pages of Gnomon, I was fully on board.

NPR

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 07 2018

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This is a touching, sometimes funny book about surviving change, the power of music and the importance of having a community — wacky or not. As with all of Joyce’s books, it will surprise you.

Star Tribune

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 06 2018

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This is one of the most realistic descriptions of the daily life of a depressed person that I've ever read, and as a character study it's great. And, yes, that epigraph is real and tells us all we really need to know about the book and the real plot line under the murder-mystery gilding.

Globe and Mail

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 05 2018

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In his poems — all of which are collected in these two long-awaited, definitive volumes — we get to watch someone brilliant and deeply capacious thinking through everything he encounters.

LA Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 05 2018

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At its core, You Don’t Own Me is an exploration of a relatively dry topic: the intellectual property regime. Yet in the hands of Lobel...this case study in who should benefit from an employee’s creativity becomes something of a page-turner.

Financial Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 05 2018

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It would be easy to depict Fermi as a standard reticent genius who solved every problem as if he had, as one student put it, “an inside track to God”. But Mr Schwartz’s sleuthing also reveals how science works in its proper context...

The Economist

Rating Good

Reviewed on Jan 04 2018

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Black does not romanticize Palestinian nationalism. Again and again, he shows how Palestinian leaders harmed their own cause.

NY Times

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jan 03 2018

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