Books by Frank Wynne
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Isabel Allende dips a toe in the waters of genre fiction with her new novel Ripper — about a girl who puts her online gaming group to work tracking down a serial killer who's targeted her mother. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says the book would function just as well as a character study, without the crime plot.
"I'm not a fan of mysteries," says Isabel Allende. Strange words indeed from a woman whose mystery novel Ripper hits bookshelves this month. The renowned Chilean author talks about taking on a new genre and making it her own.
Ahmadou Kourouma's Allah Is Not Obliged recounts the story of a child soldier in Liberia. Author A. Igoni Barrett says in this book, horror and humor become bedfellows, making for a heartbreaking yet laughter-filled read.
Claude Lanzmann's memoir, recently translated into English, details his career as a journalist and filmmaker, his friendships and his loves — especially his long relationship with writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir. Lanzmann, now 87, spent 12 years working on his 1985 Holocaust documentary, Shoah.