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Archived Posts From: 2009
Written on: October 26th, 2009 in Blog Posts
Here’s another rapid summary of some of the featured books in this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review, which are now available to borrow or reserve from the Delaware Library Catalog.
Johnathon Lethem’s Chronic City departs from the authors usual stomping grounds- Brooklyn- to create a “bravura” novel set in an “alternate-reality Manhattan”
William Mann’s How to be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood is “jumbled” and a “melodrama” according to reviewer Frank Bruni.
In Jarretsville, Cornelia Nixon turns to a story from her own family history to create what should have been a darkly compelling tale of Reconstruction-era America. Unfortunately the tale is let down by some questionable writing choices and a patchy attention to historical detail, according to the reviewer.
Juliet, Naked, by Nick Hornby returns the author to familiar territory of the lives and loves of obsessive music fans.