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Tribune newspapers-------------------- Farther Away Essays Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 322 pp., $26 -------------------- I didn't much like Jonathan Franzen's essay "Farther Away" when I read it a year ago in the New Yorker. A complicated mishmash of a...
Tags: Authors, Alice Munro, Daniel Defoe, Suicide, Literature
Her publisher surely meant well, but the cover of Anne Tyler's new novel "The Beginner's Goodbye" (Knopf) is all wrong. The cover — a pair of elegant cups and saucers displayed against a doily-white background — might reasonably be...
email@example.comOne of America’s leading novelists will spend time on the Centre College campus, reading from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “Olive Kitteridge,” and giving a class at the college library. Elizabeth Strout’s award-winning...
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The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Doubleday) A struggling young writer in 1920s Barcelona accepts a lucrative, diabolical assignment commissioned by a shadowy client. The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (Simon & Schuster) Meet Paul Chowder, a poet,...
Tribune cultural criticLet the bar fights begin: Mario Vargas Llosa? You gotta be kidding me. Of all the categories in which Nobel Prizes are awarded, none gets the blood going quite like the literary one. It’s a little tricky to have an opinion about the physics or...
Jacket CopyWith "The Year of the Flood," Margaret Atwood presents another story of our apocalyptic future. Reviews of "The Year of the Flood" all seem similarly amused (for the new novel has many touches of humor), admiring, perhaps also a little......
Jacket CopyThere are 25 books in the list of the Los Angeles Times 2009 fiction favorites. It includes some authors you might expect -- Orhan Pamuk and Alice Munro -- as well as new talents like Maile Meloy, above. LA Times......
Anton Chekhov A Brother's Memoir Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper Palgrave Macmillan: 230 pp., $25 Anton Chekhov's life is well documented: When he died of consumption in 1904 at age 44, he was honored all over the world....
Love and Summer A Novel William Trevor Viking: 212 pp., $25.95 That William Trevor has not yet received the Nobel Prize in Literature strikes me as a shame. Surely his absence from the list of laureates has more to do with the politics of national...
Brooklyn A Novel Colm Tóibín Scribner: 272 pp., $25 Colm Tóibín leads a generation of Irish novelists, born in the 1950s, who have achieved wide international readership. Sebastian Barry, Roddy Doyle, Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe have long been...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 19, 1999 With "Felicia's Journey," Canada's masterful and ever-venturesome Atom Egoyan continues to explore the ways in which people are damaged by terrible loss and loneliness and how they strive to overcome them. This...
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