Saturday, May 19, 2007

Books on the Air, Plus a Great Review

I can't always stay up to date with the blog, but that's no reason you shouldn't be able to see what's good. Herewith, a review link...

Eight years have passed between the release of Nathan Englander's widely acclaimed debut collection of stories, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, and his first novel, The Ministry of Special Cases. As with any highly anticipated event, the burning question about the novel is, was it worth the wait? The answer is a qualified yes—this accomplished if imperfect work of literary fiction is beautifully written, hard to put down and packs a very subtle, lingering emotional more.

If you listened to Bob Edwards this weekend you'll have heard Frank DeFord talk about his new novel, The Entitled. I've read it and I loved it. Bob also talked with actor Bruce Dern (Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have). We have that book, too, in our memoir/biography section.

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