Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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Puzzles and Paradoxes: Marilyn Stasio’s Latest Crime Column

Solving one of Keigo Higashino’s fiendishly difficult mysteries must be very gratifying. (I wouldn’t know, since this Japanese puzzlemeister consistently outwits me.) In Giles Murray’s translation of NEWCOMER (Minotaur, $27.

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Take a Very Dark Trip Through the California Desert With ‘The Feral Detective’

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. So can we all agree that the center didn’t hold? Yeats warned us it wouldn’t. Didion reminded us.

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How a Small-Town Newspaper Editor Won a Pulitzer Prize

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. STORM LAKE A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope From a Heartland Newspaper By Art Cullen 317 pp. Viking. $28.

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When Tribalism First Entered American Politics

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. THE RED AND THE BLUE The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism By Steve Kornacki Illustrated. 497 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. $29.99.

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Elaine Stritch Gives New Voice to Dorothy Parker’s Tales of Social Life, and Private Pain

PARKER Selected Stories By Dorothy Parker Read by Elaine Stritch. 2 hours, 57 minutes. Penguin Audio. When you hear it, it almost makes too much sense: Elaine Stritch reading the selected stories of Dorothy Parker.

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