Roundup: Louise Gluck, Memoirs, the Book of Genesis, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Dec-03-2012

Meganne Fabrega reviews chef Julia Pandl’s memoir, Memoir of the Sunday Brunch, and author Benjamin Anastas’ memoir, Too Good to Be True, for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Scott McLemee reviews Ronald Hendel’s The Book of Genesis: A Biography for Inside Higher Ed.

Denise Low reviews Hadara Bar-Nadav’s poetry collection The Frame Called Ruin for the Kansas City Star; she also contributed to the Star’s top 100 books of the year.

David Biespiel reviews Louise Gluck’s Poems 1962-2012 for the Oregonian.

Michael Gorra reviews Robert Gottlieb’s Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens, for the Daily Beast

Laura Miller writes about happy endings at Salon; Joan Acocella discusses novels with bad endings at the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog.

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