Two thousand and twelve wasn’t a particularly good year for the literary novel, and I’m not sure what it says that so much of this year’s good reading centered...
“May We Be Forgiven”
It has been well established that the Internet, for all its wonders, early on fell into the wrong hands and since then has tended to bring out the worst in people. Rage, for one thing...
It’s a common enough experience. In junior high a kid wakes up to find his body transformed. Or . . . something. How about into an oversized reptile?
“Paris: A Love Story”
Simon & Schuster, $24
The Other Matthiessen
He’s got the same long, patrician face, wavy hair, and, at least in his author photo, the familiar denim button-down. Not...
Judith S. Weis
Cornell University Press, $29.95
“Steinbeck in Vietnam”
Edited by Thomas E. Barden
University of Virginia Press, $29.95
A Plimpton, Hurrying
Sarah Plimpton is a poet and a painter, so it’s not surprising that her debut novel would be impressionistic. “Hurry...
“Kurt Vonnegut: Letters”
Edited by Dan Wakefield