Roundup: Junot Diaz, Dennis Lehane, Salman Rushdie, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Sep-24-2012

Heller McAlpin reviews Junot Diaz’s short-story collection This Is How You Lose Her, for the Barnes & Noble Review.

Colette Bancroft reviews Dennis Lehane’s novel Live by Night for the Tampa Bay Times.

Steven G. Kellman reviews Andrew Porter’s novel In Between Days for the Texas Observer and Salman Rushdie’s memoir Joseph Anton for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Michael O’Donnell reviews Jeffrey Toobin’s The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court for the Barnes & Noble Review.

Paul Wilner reviews Davy Rothbart’s collection of personal essays, My Heart Is an Idiot, for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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