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Man Gone Down

August 10, 2009


This novel made the Times ‘Top 10 of the Year’ list—a credential I admit to being easily wooed by—and the praise seems to keep flooding in (Kaiama Glover’s glowing review is just the tip; the book also grabbed the Impac Dublin Prize, which brought debut novelist Michael Thomas a cool $140,000 reward). So is it […]

The Abstinence Teacher

December 26, 2008


I’m not quite sure what went wrong for author Tom Perrotta this time around. I happen to have really liked the two books I read by him before this one. Joe College was heartfelt, funny, and pretty deep for a story ostensibly about such lighthearted fare as college social life. And Little Children—I say this […]