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Bunk by Kevin Young 0

Bunk by Kevin Young

★★★★☆ Kevin Young’s Bunk is an absolutely delightful, well-researched journey through the minefields of “Hoaxes, Humbugs, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.” From the public’s gullibility that made P.T. Barnum rich to Internet trolls,...

In the Hurricane's Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick 0

In the Hurricane’s Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick

★★★★★ The final installment in Nathaniel Philbrick’s Revolutionary War trilogy may be the strongest yet. First, Bunker Hill covered the opening salvoes of what came to be a protracted war of attrition. Then Valiant Ambition explored the...

Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin 0

Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin

★★★☆☆ In 2015, Lucia Berlin’s (1936-2004) posthumous collection A Manual for Cleaning Women was a sensation. FSG presented her short stories as the work of an under-recognized master and readers reveled in her lost-in-time...

The Overstory by Richard Powers 0

The Overstory by Richard Powers

★★★★☆ To say that The Overstory is a book about trees would be like saying Moby-Dick is a book about a whale. Richard Powers’ latest novel is a multi-layered, multi-generational epic that interweaves the...