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Peter LaSalle Seizes the Day

by | Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 9:05 CST
The ordinary particulars of being a person figure into LaSalle's new collection of essays, which bucks the obnoxious disembodied quality that sometimes afflicts travel writing.
OLD SILK ROAD Brandon Caro POST HILL PRESS 250 PAGES; $25 by

The Afghanistan Addiction

Former Navy medic Brandon Caro's new novel provides a look into what it’s like to be a non-combatant in a conflict in which there’s no such thing.

Caro is far from self-indulgent here; the disorientation he engenders in the reader is carefully orchestrated, and he rises to a challenge O’Brien lays out in...Read More

All The Houses by Karen Olsson by

Dramas of Family and State Unfold in ‘All the Houses’

Karen Olsson's novel is about coming to terms with the past in a family — and maybe in a country — that too often refuses to acknowledge any tense but the unreflective present.

Karen Olsson's novel is about coming to terms with the past in a family — and maybe in a country — that too often refuses to acknowledge any tense but the u...Read More

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