Pete Dizinhoff’s righteous contentment with the life of suburban comfort he has built falters in “A Friend of the Family.”
Author Archive | Frances Milliken
“A Friend of the Family”
Ranked #70 in Books 100
“A Gate at the Stairs”
Ranked #67 in Books 100
The compelling Tassie Keltjin comes of age in Lorrie Moore’s long-awaited novel, “A Gate at the Stairs.”
Ranked #61 in Books 100
In “Summertime,” Coetzee blurs the lines between truth and fiction to examine his own life.
Ranked #64 in Books 100
The complexities of love and hatred, truth and fiction, are managed with exquisite skill in “Shadow Tag” by Louise Erdrich.
“Once The Shore”
Ranked #57 in Books 100
Paul Yoon’s debut collection, “Once the Shore,” entrances the reader with its unhurried observations and stark but dazzling prose.
“Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It”
Ranked #29 in Books 100
“Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It” approaches the difficulties of human relations in the controlled voice of Maile Meloy.
“The Age of Wonder”
Ranked #83 in Books 100
In “The Age of Wonder,” Richard Holmes draws compelling links between the discoveries of 19th-century British scientists and their poetic contemporaries.
“The Checklist Manifesto”
Ranked #43 in Books 100
“The Checklist Manifesto” demonstrates, with solid prose and plenty of gore, how the medical field can avoid deaths without spending a dime.
Ranked #55 in Books 100
The vibrant wit and clever twists of Amy Gerstler’s poems make “Dearest Creature” a must-read.
“The Collected Poems of C. P. Cavafy”
Ranked #26 in Books 100
“The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy,” translated by Daniel Mendelsohn, renders the poet’s exquisite Greek ruminations in analogous English.