Liam Callanan

Liam Callanan lives and writes in Milwaukee and on the web at His novels include The Cloud Atlas and All Saints.

9 entries by Liam Callanan

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A "fascinating, funny, and occasionally frustrating" collection of tales.

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The Discreet Hero

By Mario Vargas Llosa; translated by Edith Grossman

A novel packed with energy and tumult finds room for keen descriptions of life’s small pleasures.

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The Boy Who Drew Monsters

By Keith Donohue

Prepare to sleep with one eye open — or not at all — after diving into this page-turning chiller.

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A beautiful account of a mother’s dedication to her son and their shared journey through long nights, jazz, and lonely places.

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During a little-known moment in World War II history — the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Chain — a husband and wife struggle to find each other amid the violence.

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Communion Town

Sam Thompson

A city is brought to vivid life through a fractal depiction of its inhabitants.

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Ken Kalfus

An ambitious 19th-century astronomer tries to summon life from the stars in the author’s third novel.

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The author brings his considerable talent to bear on this novel approach to a novel.

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Denis Johnson

A long and simple life in the wilderness, told as novella in luminous prose.