Maureen Corrigan Maureen Corrigan is a book critic for Fresh Air.
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'Patience And Fortitude' And The Fight To Save NYC's Storied Public Library

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Morally Messy Stories, Exquisitely Told, In Mia Alvar's 'In The Country'

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Bombs Blast And Time Marches On In 'A God In Ruins'

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Four Books That Deliver Unexpected And Delightful Surprises This Summer

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Misadventures And Absurdist Charm Take Root In 'George Orwell's House'

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Ruth Rendell wrote more than 60 books, some under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Max Nash/AP hide caption

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Remembering Ruth Rendell, Master Of Smart And Socially Aware Suspense

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'One Of Us' Examines The Damaged Inner Terrain Of Norwegian Mass Shooter

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Revisiting A Suburbia-Gone-Sour In Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction

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'The Children's Crusade': A Heavily Plotted Family Saga To Dive Into And Savor

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Clive James — an author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist — was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. Courtesy of Liveright hide caption

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Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him

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Do You Believe In Ghosts? You Might After Reading This Book

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How We Deal With Loss In Different Ways In Two Beautifully Written Memoirs

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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

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'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

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