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July 22, 1990 | Wanda Urbanska
"Caplan does an able job of reporting the emotional currents swirling in this drama of maternity . . . "
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January 13, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The board of the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2013 awards Monday. There are five finalists each in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The NBCC announced the recipients of three additional awards. The John Leonard Prize for First book, awarded for the first time, goes to Antony Marra for his novel "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. " The winner of the 2013 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing goes to critic Katherine A. Powers.
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May 21, 1989 | Richard Eder
"A portrait in voices of (a) nuclear and lopsided family. The nucleus is unstable and radioactive. The voices are clicks on a Geiger counter. . . . Joan Chase is the Enrico Fermi of domestic subatomics; that is, of the woman's part."
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August 1, 2013 | By Heller McAlpin
Years ago, when he was publishing my first novel, Charles Scribner III told me a joke: "How do you make a small fortune in publishing?" The punch line: "Start with a large fortune. " The joke came to mind while reading "Hothouse," Boris Kachka's juicy history of the venerable publishing house Farrar Straus & Giroux. Roger Straus Jr., the man at the center of the firm, was a Guggenheim on his mother's side and a Straus - as in Abraham & Straus and Macy's department stores - on his father's.
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July 28, 1985 | Richard Eder
Gjertrud Schnackenberg is more powerful at writing poetry than at being a poet. How refreshing. Her specific poetic gravity appears uncertain and changeable; as if, lying abed in the morning, her questions were not what shall I write today and what shall I wear; but what will I be today and what face will I have. Her voice can be breathtaking and lack breath.
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March 30, 1986 | BARBARA SALTZMAN
Colette's odes to flora burst with the urgency of a ripe seed pod. If they seem to be the products of another, more romantic age, perhaps they are. Few today would compose such--there is no other way to say it--flowery prose. Praising Redoute, the renowned 17th-Century giant of botanical artworks who "manifests a love for flowers that has no fear of exhausting its subject," the author of "Gigi" evokes a similar richness of style and eye for detail.
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June 11, 1989 | Richard Eder
" 'Accident' is an inventory of life, of the cherished dailiness of the mind, body and spirit, and of the lethal absurdity the drifting Chernobyl cloud lays upon all of it. Wolf is a great artist."
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September 11, 2000 | MERLE RUBIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Arcadia Hearne, the narrator of Catherine Bush's somewhat strained but thoroughly interesting second novel, might well be called an "anti-heroine." Like many a modern antihero, from Dostoevsky's "underground man" to Sartre's Roquentin, she is not a villain, but merely someone unwilling or unable to act courageously. When we first meet her, she is living in London, working at a small research facility called the Centre for Contemporary War Studies.
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August 20, 2010
Freedom A Novel Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 576 pp., $28
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March 12, 2011
Ghost Light Joseph O'Connor Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 246 pp., $25
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March 7, 2013
Sam Mendes wasn't exactly quoting a James Bond title - "Never Say Never Again" - but it does appear that the filmmaker behind the highest-grossing 007 movie won't be back in the Bond director's chair any time soon. In an interview with the British film magazine Empire, Mendes said that although directing "Skyfall," which grossed more than $1.1 billion worldwide, was "one of the best experiences of my professional life," he needed to focus on several previous commitments, including the upcoming plays "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "King Lear.
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August 26, 2012
" Graphic novels, which present novel-length stories in an illustrated, are a growing segment of children's publishing. What follows is a selected guide to fall offerings. Cardboard By Doug TenNapel Graphix, 288 pp.: $12.99, for ages 10 to 14 The author-illustrator of "Ghostopolis" and "Bad Island" is back with another engaging story about a father who buys his son an empty cardboard box for his birthday, which they craft into a man who comes to life. (August)
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December 4, 2011
Aleph A Novel Paulo Coelho Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95 A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia. The Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories Don DeLillo Scribner, $24 The first collection of short stories from a defining American voice in contemporary fiction. The Art of Fielding A Novel Chad Harbach Little, Brown, $25.99 The complicated nature of relationships revolving around a gifted college baseball player.
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July 14, 2011
The Hypnotist A Novel Lars Kepler Sarah Crichton / Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 503 pp., $27
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May 22, 2011
Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August) Bye-and-Bye Selected Late Poems Charles Wright Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $30 A selection of the prize-winning poet's spare, lyrical observations on life's essential questions, like the conflict between memory and the past: "It may not be written in any book, but it is written — /You can't go back," he explains in "Littlefoot.
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March 21, 2011
The Second Son A Novel Jonathan Rabb Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Sarah Crichton Books: 295 pp., $26
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March 30, 2010
The Bradshaw Variations A Novel Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 240 pp., $25
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March 21, 2011
The Second Son A Novel Jonathan Rabb Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Sarah Crichton Books: 295 pp., $26
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March 13, 2011 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Prose Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Lloyd Schwartz Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 493 pp., $20 paper Poems Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 339 pp., $16 paper Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker The Complete Correspondence Edited by Joelle Biele Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 426 pp., $35 There are many reasons to celebrate this year's centenary of Elizabeth Bishop's birth,...
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March 12, 2011
Ghost Light Joseph O'Connor Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 246 pp., $25
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