Maureen Corrigan Maureen Corrigan is a book critic for Fresh Air.
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Gaitskill Spins A Swirling Tale Of Love, Delusion And Horses In 'The Mare'

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This Old Man, by Roger Angell. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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'This Old Man' Is A Wry, Nimble Take On Life, Aging And Baseball

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'Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise' Educates But Doesn't Entertain Its Readers

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Spellbinding 'Witches' Offers A Fresh Take On A Familiar Story

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Poetic And Expansive, 'City On Fire' Ultimately Falls Short Of Its Reach

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Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids, won the National Book Award in 2010. Book critic Maureen Corrigan says her just-published new memoir, M Train, is a worthy — though altogether different — successor. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Patti Smith Reveals Her Solitary Soul In 'M Train'

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A Broken-Hearted Heroine Picks Up The Pieces In Jojo Moyes' 'After You'

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'Fates And Furies' Offers A Tour-De-Force Plot, Minus Compelling Characters

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'Lost Child' Wraps Up Ferrante's Neapolitan Series With 'Perfect Devastation'

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Franzen's Latest Novel: An Ambitious But Tarnished 'Purity'

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'A Manual For Cleaning Women' Showcases A Gritty, One-Of-A-Kind Voice

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Skulls and bones are seen in the ossuary chapel in the Czech Republic town of Sedlec, one of the sites Denise Inge describes in her book, The Tour of Bones. Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Confronting Mortality In An Unsettling, Inspiring 'Tour Of Bones'

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'Dragonfish' Offers A Noir Vision Of An 'American Dream Gone Rancid'

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Infidelity Is Steeped In Suspense In 'Among The Ten Thousand Things'

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Harper Lee's 'Watchman' Is A Mess That Makes Us Reconsider A Masterpiece

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