In this novel Kingsolver abandons the spirited determination of her memoir in favor of transparent literary activism.
If Dear Life is part of a kind of coda on her career, what message does it dispatch?
The virtues of this collection are overshadowed by Lepore’s campaign against popular historians.
Emma Donoghue's stories are all explication, a series of novels in miniature.
There Was a Country, a personal memoir, is a literal explanation of what happens when “the center cannot hold.”
Now published for the first time, Conan Doyle's Arctic adventures offer a pre-Holmes glimpse of the writer.
Despite the intense devotion Portis inspires, he has remained a very shadowy literary figure.
The Casual Vacancy is a loose, baggy novel, but once a central narrative starts to emerge, the result is penetrating and pleasantly acerbic.
Johnson’s closeness to Kerouac is invaluable for Johnson the memoirist, it is limiting for Johnson the disinterested biographer.
This book most fully represents the collision of male and female that is central to Díaz’s particular voice.