Maureen Corrigan Maureen Corrigan is a book critic for Fresh Air.
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Meg Wolitzer Traces The Arc Of The Feminist Movement In 'The Female Persuasion'

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Magnificent Book Captures The Beauty And Tragedy Of The Battleship Yamato

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Pegasus Books

2 Books Investigate The Mysteries Of Agatha Christie And The Golden State Killer

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Matt Young enlisted in the Marines when he was 18 and served three tours in Iraq. Tara Monterosso/Bloomsbury hide caption

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'Eat The Apple' Is A Brilliant And Barbed Memoir Of The Iraq War

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Zadie Smith Ruminates On Brexit, Bieber And Much, Much More In 'Feel Free'

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'Self-Portrait With Boy' Explores The Narcissistic Ambition That Fuels Success

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Penguin Press

3 Harlem Renaissance Novels Deliver An Ingenious Take On Race

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'The Perfect Nanny' Is The Working Mother's Murderous Nightmare

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Author Denis Johnson, pictured here in 2013, died in May of 2017. The new posthumously published collection, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, features five of Johnson's short stories. Cindy Lee Johnson/Courtesy of Random House hide caption

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Posthumously Published 'Sea Maiden' Affirms Denis Johnson's Eternal Voice

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Mystery writer Sue Grafton (pictured here in 2002) died Dec. 28, 2017. Her most recent novel was Y is for Yesterday. Gino Domenico/AP hide caption

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A Is For Appreciation: How Sue Grafton Helped Transform The Mystery Genre

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Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

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Ezra Pound poses in Rapallo, Italy, not long after his 1958 release from St. Elizabeths Hospital, where he spent 12 years. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Do Politics Matter In Poetry? New Biography Explores The Case Of Ezra Pound

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Louise Erdrich Delivers A Dystopian Feminist Thriller In 'Future Home'

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Christina Ascani

Tom Hanks And Matthew Weiner Cross Over Into The World Of Fiction

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Hachette Books

'Death In The Air' Revisits 5 Days When London Was Choked By Poisonous Smog

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