Monthly Archives: January 2014

Writing After War

The other day Publishers Weekly posted this list of its ten best contemporary war novels. Ranging from Ben Fountain’s superb Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (one of my favorite reads of 2012), to David Abrams’ satirical Fobbit, to George Saunders’ … Continue reading

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Orlando on Reading (with a Nod to The Goldfinch)

So, to begin 2014 with an embarrassing confession, I had never until very recently read Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. No idea why: I love Woolf and read most of her work in high school and college, including some of the less-read … Continue reading

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