November 27, 2002 Alan Cheuse reviews a new thriller by novelist Michael Crichton. It's called Prey. The book is published by HarperCollins.
November 21, 2002 Alan Cheuse has a review of John Updike's latest book called, Seek My Face. In this story, Updike follows one day in the life of an older painter named Hope McCoy. Cheuse says the novel is full of wonderful surprises.
November 1, 2002 Alan Cheuse reviews a first novel by journalist Germaine Shames called, "Between Two Deserts." A Jewish-American woman named Eve Cavell uses an inheritance from her grandfather to move to Jerusalem, where she gets caught up in the beauty and tragedy of the old city.
October 23, 2002 Alan Cheuse reviews The White, by Deborah Larsen. At 16, Mary Jemison is captured by Shawnees and then spends the next 50 years living with the Senecas, who call her Two-Falling-Voices. This novel is based on the real life of a daughter of Irish immigrants who lived on the edge of the Pennsylvania frontier in 1758. (2:00) The book is published by Knopf.
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October 15, 2002 Alan Cheuse reviews The Mulberry Empire, by Philip Hensher. It's a novel about a real-life Scotsman named Alexander Burns and his unwitting role in the British decision to send tens of thousands of soldiers to Afghanistan in the 19th century. (2:00) The book is published by Knopf.
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October 3, 1996 Junot Diaz is a young writer who was born in the Dominican Republic. He was raised there, but also in New Jersey, and he has just published a collection of stories about growing up on his old home island and in the U.S. The book is called Drown.
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