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Peacekeeping by Mischa Berlinski 0

Peacekeeping by Mischa Berlinski

★★★☆☆ Mischa Berlinski’s primary talent as a writer is his supreme humanity. A new writer on the literary scene, he’s already been marked as one to watch. His second novel, Peacekeeping, is good. Not...

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 0

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

★★★★★ As a child, Hope Jahren spent hours in her father’s science laboratory, and from her mother she inherited a love of language. These earliest influences find an auspicious union in Lab Girl, Jahren’s...

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan 0

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan

★★★★☆ Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero is a captivating biography of Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) and his indispensable contributions to Irish-American identity. Meagher’s incredible life is...

The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt 2

The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt

★★★☆☆ Particularly revered by Julio Cortazar, Roberto Arlt’s The Seven Madmen is a peculiar sort of social commentary. The story opens with the weak-willed Remo Erdosain being accused of stealing 600 pesos from his...

Poems by Ron Rash 0

Poems by Ron Rash

★★★★★ Before Ron Rash was known as a writer of dazzling novels, he was a very highly regarded poet whose work appeared in journals such as the New England Review, Sewanee Review, Carolina Quarterly,...