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Grisham’s latest right v. wrong a keeper

John Grisham has been writing legal thrillers and dramas that resonate with readers for almost 25 years,...

October 26, 2014, Sunday


Searing indictment of the meat industry

When the recession took hold six years ago and consumers stopped eating high on the hog, the giant meatpacker Hormel Foods began ratcheting up production to meet a surge in demand for Spam, its low-...

October 26, 2014, Sunday


A real portrait of Dylan’s genius

The second installment of Ian Bell’s two-part biography of Bob Dylan, “Time Out of Mind,” is a compelling, focused examination of the latter half of the elusive singer-songwriter’s life and career,...

October 26, 2014, Sunday


Richard Woolley: Future UK intrigue

Called a “literature of ideas,” science fiction has long been used as a framework to explore politics, identity, desire, morality, social structure and other literary themes in a futuristic setting....

October 19, 2014, Sunday


Crime thriller evokes Hearst-SLA events

Walter Mosley evokes the curious turns of the Patty Hearst kidnapping saga and the fractured culture of that era in “Rose Gold,” his latest Easy Rawlins crime thriller.Rawlins,...

October 12, 2014, Sunday


Brilliant biography of a tortured genius

When “The Glass Menagerie” opened on Broadway in 1945,...

October 12, 2014, Sunday


Key role of fathers rediscovered

From the tiniest microbe to the origins of the universe, it sometimes feels as if every subject generates a vast tide of scientific study, with nothing escaping scrutiny....

October 12, 2014, Sunday


Jin Yucheng: Blog to novel

Shanghai writer Jin Yucheng’s Shanghainese novel “Evanescent”...

September 28, 2014, Sunday


A medical, mystery thriller well-written

THE dying old man on cardiac surgeon Lucy Wagner’s operating table was bleeding out from an aortic aneurism. As she desperately massaged his failing heart, a chill flowed into her fingers, up her arm ...

September 21, 2014, Sunday


What we wear, by 639 women

IN 1995 an advertising executive named Ilene Beckerman narrated her life story through the clothes she wore at different ages. Nearly 15 years later, Nora and Delia Ephron turned her whimsical conceit ...

September 21, 2014, Sunday




 

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