Roundup: Judith Crist, Vaddey Ratner, Monica Wood, more

by Mark Athitakis | Aug-13-2012

Anne Morris reviews Vaddey Ratner’s novel In the Shadow of the Banyan for the Dallas Morning News.

Gregg Barrios recalls the life and work of pioneering film critic Judith Crist, who died last week, for the San Antonio Current.

Kerri Arsenault reviews Monica Wood’s When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir From Mexico, Maine for Bookslut.

Maureen Corrigan reviews David K. Randall’s Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep for

Gerald Bartell reviews Michael Kortya’s thriller The Prophet for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Julia M. Klein reviews Jane Barnes’ memoir Falling in Love With Joseph Smith for the Boston Globe.

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