Maureen Corrigan Maureen Corrigan is a book critic for Fresh Air.
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On This Spanish Slave Ship, Nothing Was As It Seemed

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Chang-rae Lee Stretches For Dystopic Drama, But Doesn't Quite Reach

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Need A Read? Here Are Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2013

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Dickensian Ambition And Emotion Make 'Goldfinch' Worth The Wait

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From McDermott, An Extraordinary Story Of An Ordinary 'Someone'

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