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The Last Ballad | Book Review

The Last Ballad | Book Review

Book review The Last Ballad Wiley Cash William Morrow 2017, 384 pp., $16.60 Wiley’s Cash’s third novel, The Last Ballad, confirms him as a major voice in contemporary American fiction, and especially among those writers with their eyes on the plight of America’s...
Anatomy of a Miracle | Book Review

Anatomy of a Miracle | Book Review

Book Review Anatomy of a Miracle Jonathan Miles Hogarth 2018, 351 pp., $27 There are many mysteries in life. Some aren’t too grandiose: How come parrots can talk? Other questions are bigger in scope: Is God real? Where do we go when we die? In order to answer...
Let’s No One Get Hurt | Book Review

Let’s No One Get Hurt | Book Review

Book Review Let’s No One Get Hurt Jon Pineda Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018, 256 pp., $26 In Jon Pineda’s deeply satisfying, often startling second novel, Let’s No One Get Hurt, fifteen-year-old Pearl is a girl long on suffering yet short on self-pity. She...

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