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Tag Archives: Books

A childhood fave revisited: ‘The Westing Game’

Shopping for a gift for my 10-year-old goddaughter last week, I stumbled on a copy of one of my favorite books from when I was about her age: Ellen Raskin’s … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book review: Edward Hirsch’s ‘Gabriel’

Don’t be put off by the jagged right margin, the 30 lines per page, or the lack of punctuation. In his tear-jerking 76-page poem, Gabriel, Edward Hirsch recounts the life … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book review: Robert Galbraith’s ‘The Silkworm’

He’s back. Cormorant Strike, the detective hero of J.K. Rowling’s mystery series (launched last year with The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) is still chasing down clues in … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pierre Lemaitre’s ‘Alex’: A fine French policier

Pierre Lemaitre’s ‘Alex’: A fine French policier Pierre Lemaitre’s thriller Alex is the first in an intended trilogy featuring Paris Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven, an ace investigator who is diminutive … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jason Mott’s ‘The Returned’: A poet’s take on a zombie yarn

Jason Mott’s ‘The Returned’ In his debut novel, poet Jason Mott offers a unique take on that genre staple involving the undead. In this case, he imagines that the deceased … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elmore Leonard: Reflections on a criminal mastermind

Elmore Leonard: Reflections on a criminal mastermind Elmore Leonard, the best-selling author of genre hits such as Get Shorty, Rum Punch, and Out of Sight, died today in Detroit at … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

J.K. Rowling’s surprise new novel, ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’

J.K. Rowling’s surprise new novel, ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling was pretty much ignored when it was published this spring — but now that Galbraith has been … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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