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Fiction: Novels

By Lilian Nattel

Think Isaac Bashevis Singer, Charles Dickens, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez and you will have some idea of the scope of literary influences behind Lilian Nattel’s new novel, The Singing Fire. The story begins with two ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Jack Whyte

To read Jack Whyte is to surrender to a storyteller of the old school. His writing is firmly rooted in the basics of good storytelling: strong characterization, effective plotting, and excellent writing. It helps, of ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Barbara Gowdy

Barbara Gowdy’s new novel is not called The Pragmatist for a reason. Its heroine, Louise Kirk, loves in a fantastic, humongous way, and with the kind of searing heat usually seen only in acetylene welding ... Read More »

December 1, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels