Maureen Corrigan Maureen Corrigan is a book critic for Fresh Air.
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4 First-Rate Thrillers That Will Make Your Heart Pound

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'Eleven Hours' Vividly Depicts The Beauty And Brutality Of Childbirth

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A Dying Coal Town Falls Into 'Fracking Frenzy' In 'Heat And Light'

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Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies'

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From A Whaling Ship To A Mysterious Painting, New Novels Deliver Big Thrills

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A Clash Of Manners And Monsters In Edna O'Brien's 'Little Red Chairs'

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This Novel Doesn't Find Meaning In Cancer, It Gives Its Malevolence Full Due

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Mysterious Keys Unlock Surreal Landscapes In 'What Is Yours Is Not Yours'

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Men Are Momentary, But Art Is Forever In 'Innocents And Others'

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Provocative Book Explores The Connection Between Loneliness And Art

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'Doubter's Almanac' Is A Family Saga, Plus Algebraic Equations

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'The Yid' Puts A Brash, Screwball Spin On Soviet Anti-Semitism

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'Portable Veblen' Puts A Quirky Spin On Marriage And Family

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Childhood Resentments Mix With Tragedy In 'The Past'

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Revisiting The 'Last Interview' Of Ernest Hemingway, Philip K. Dick And Nora Ephron

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