February 24, 2015 Jonathan Lethem's darkly comic sensibilities are on full display in his slim new story collection, Lucky Alan. Reviewer Michael Schaub says it isn't Lethem's best — but it's still a solid read.
September 11, 2013 Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens sketches a history of the American left that is at once intimate and expansive. Out of the lives of a few conflicted characters, reviewer Mohsin Hamid explains, the book lends depth and emotion to events that affected millions.
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September 9, 2013 His new book, Dissident Gardens, follows three generations of an activist family, from Rose, a secular Jew and communist, to Sergius, her commune-raised grandson. The book is fiction, but its characters were inspired by Lethem's own family story.
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October 15, 2012 Novelists Aatish Taseer and Naomi Benaron portray life amid sectarian violence in Pakistan and Rwanda, respectively, while Glenn Carle reflects on being a CIA interrogator, novelist Jonathan Lethem explores his influences, and David Bellos probes translation's complexity.
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May 10, 2012 As a 15-year-old growing up in Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem first heard the album by Talking Heads that has haunted him ever since.
February 13, 2012 For some people, Feb. 14 is not all hearts and candy. Without a sweetheart, the holiday can be dreary. For those not in love this year, author Alex Gilvarry prescribes three books that will cure the worst of those Valentine's Day blues.
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July 12, 2011 Moviegoers' fascination with superheroes may be dying down, but author Mat Johnson knows that caped crusaders are alive and well in the medium that started it all. These three books will be kryptonite to your comic book woes.
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October 23, 2009 Jonathan Lethem's new novel, featuring a fatuous former child TV star and his stoner friend, swirls around aimlessly, lifted only occasionally by the author's dazzling prose.
January 8, 2009 Novelist Jonathan Lethem's retelling adds a post-modern twist to the mysterious superhero series Omega the Unknown, which introduced 1970s comic readers to a world of Borgesian paranoia.
May 30, 2007 Jonathan Lethem's new book, You Don't Love Me Yet, is a spirited comedy about a struggling rock band in L.A. and its unlikely source of inspiration, the seductive ramblings of a complaint-hotline caller.
March 12, 2007 Author Jonathan Lethem's new novel is You Don't Love Me Yet. He is also the author of the semi-autobiographical novel, The Fortress of Solitude, about a white kid growing up in an African-American and Latino neighborhood in New York.
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