Roundup: Mark Haddon, David Maraniss, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Jun-18-2012

Heller McAlpin reviews Mark Haddon’s novel The Red House for NPR.org.

Craig Seligman reviews David Maraniss’ Barack Obama: The Story for Bloomberg.

Steve Weinberg reviews William J. Cobb’s novel The Bird Saviors for the Houston Chronicle.

Robert Fay compares concepts of beauty in Yukio Mishima’s novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and in philosopher Roger Scrunton’s Beauty: A Very Short Introduction for Full Stop.

Leora Skolkin-Smith revisits Christa Wolf’s 1979 novel, The Quest for Christa T., for Ready Steady Book.

James Gibbons reviews Avenue, the new collection by NBCC poetry finalist Michael O’Brien, for Hyperallergic.

George De Stefano reviews Ed Falco’s Godfather prequel The Family Corleone for the New York Journal of Books.

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