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  • Dennis Lehane, The Given Day

    The Given Day is a fiery epic set in Boston after the First World War, with a story and characters as compelling as The Godfather. Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, can describe people and scenes with the sharpness of a high-resolution camera and their feelings with the eloquence of a poet. The end result […]

  • That Old Cape Magic

    Richard Russo’s That Old Cape Magic is one of the most heartwarming novels I have read this year. As a story of American academic life, it is far more enjoyable than Zadie Smith’s On Beauty. The protagonist, Jack Griffin, is a middle-aged former Hollywood scriptwriter who has become an academic like his parents —- two […]