Monday, October 16, 2017

Author du Jour: Teresa Messineo, "The Fire by Night"

The Fire by Night,” by Teresa Messineo

(William Morrow, pp 302, $ 26.99)

Though all wars results in the same atrocious outcome, they are hardly similar in their origins. They often start with an incident, a provocation, appearing to . . .

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Author du Jour: Deborah Crombie, "Garden of Lamentations" ‎
Garden of Lamentations,” by Deborah Crombie

(William Morrow, pp 400, $15.99)

A new shipment from Texas transplant, Deborah Crombie, to the UK brings another powerful thriller featuring the Scotland Yard detectives Duncan...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Author du Jour: Elliot Ackerman, "Dark at the Crossing" ‎
Dark At the Crossing,” by Elliot Ackerman

(Alfred A. Knopf, pp 256, $ 25.95)

Here is an author whose fiction cannot be separated from his life, or, if you indulge me, whose novels....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Author du Jour: Alex Berenson, "The Prisoner" ‎
The Prisoner,” by Alex Berenson

(Putnam, pp 426, $28.00)

In this age of great distrust, when the most unsuspected neighbor turns out to be a blood-thirsty sleeping cell about to enact some extremist cause, suspicion comes. . .

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

author du Jour: Meredith Maran, "The New Old Me" ‎
The New Old Me” by Meredith Maran

(Blue Rider Press, pp 302, $27.00)

A great undiscovered jewel, and from what I infer, a book that deserves to get into every single book club in the nation, and beyond. My enthusiasm is perhaps excessive. There comes a time . . .

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Author du Jour: Beatriz Williams, "Wicked City" ‎
The Wicked City,” by Beatriz Williams
(William Morrow, pp 368, $26.99)

In “Wicked City,” one can smell the whiffs of Fitzgerald’s Nick Carraway as he journeys back and forth between New York and East Egg. You can touch Princeton . . . .

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