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Are Americans turning their backs on great literature? The author thinks so.

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The Laughing Monsters

By Denis Johnson

Stereotypical characters, Cold War tropes, and a sputtering plot conspire to derail this much-anticipated novel.

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An informative, compelling analysis of the world’s vanishing faiths.

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Some Luck

By Jane Smiley

A rich character study of a farm family growing and struggling in a small Iowa town.

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This look at George Lucas’ groundbreaking masterwork has something for diehard fans and casual observers alike.

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This masterful account of the future president’s “in-between” years brings him vividly to life.

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This expansive portrait of the music legend reveals both her strengths and frailties.

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Bathing the Lion

By Jonathan Carroll

Despite a clever premise, this novel is ultimately derailed by thinly drawn characters and unresolved plot points.