Liam Callanan

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


13 entries by Liam Callanan

Book Review

Private Means

By Cree LeFavour

Private Means

This intelligent, absorbing story about class, privilege, and love takes the measure of life’s complexity.

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Private Means: A Novel

By Cree LeFavour

Private Means: A Novel

This intelligent, absorbing story about class, privilege, and love takes the measure of life’s complexity.

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White Elephant

By Julie Langsdorf

White Elephant

The underside of suburban politics is given dimension in this absorbing debut.

Book Review

White Elephant: A Novel

By Julie Langsdorf

White Elephant: A Novel

The underside of suburban politics is given dimension in this absorbing debut.

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Your Father Sends His Love: Stories

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

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The Discreet Hero

By Mario Vargas Llosa; translated by Edith Grossman

The Discreet Hero

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: A Novel

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

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Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours

A moving account of a mother and son's shared journey through long days, jazz, and lonely places.

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The Wind Is Not a River

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

Communion Town

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

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Equilateral

Ken Kalfus

Equilateral

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

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A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

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

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Denis Johnson

Train Dreams: A Novella

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