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  • Off the Shelf: Maud Newton's life - a novel, not a memoir

    Off the Shelf: Maud Newton's life - a novel, not a memoir
    When I was 12, I emerged from an intense depression by imagining the book I'd write about the things that had caused me to take to my bed. I remember crossing the field from the library to our small apartment and starting to compose the story in my head....
  • 'The Talented Miss Highsmith' by Joan Schenkar

    'The Talented Miss Highsmith' by Joan Schenkar
    "She was a horrible human being," recalls Otto Penzler, one of her publishers. It's an apt eulogy for a novelist whom Graham Greene, rather more charitably, dubbed "the poet of apprehension," a 20th century demiurge whose "world we enter each time with...
  • 'Promised Virgins: A Novel of Jihad' by Jeffrey Fleishman

    'Promised Virgins: A Novel of Jihad' by Jeffrey Fleishman
    Foreign correspondent Jay Morgan isn't yet 40, but he is burned out by war. He lost his wife, a combat photographer, to a bullet in Beirut. By the late 1990s, he is in Kosovo, where Serb paramilitaries are skirmishing with Albanian-ethnic rebels. When the...
  • New in paperback: Richard Yates, Denis Johnson, Charles Baxter and more

    Barry Day (ed): "The Letters of Noel Coward" (Vintage) "The human race is a let down. It thinks it's progressed but it hasn't. It thinks it's risen above the primeval slime but it hasn't -- it's still wallowing in it!," says Gilda in Noel Coward's...
  • 'The Tourist,' by Olen Steinhauer

    It was a pleasure to watch events unfold and Olen Steinhauer's skills evolve over the five-novel series he set in an unnamed Soviet bloc nation -- from the police procedural "The Bridge of Sighs" (2003), in which the idealistic cops of the First...
  • Paperback Writers: Unlucky 'Eileen'

    Paperback Writers: Unlucky 'Eileen'
    Brian Moore was born in Northern Ireland, immigrated to Canada and spent much of his life living here in California, in Malibu. He wrote scripts, short stories and a string of novels, many of which, like "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne," "Black Robe"...
  • Writers as rogues and role models

    Early in his career, an aspiring novelist faces a moment when he must decide to take his vocation seriously or else remain a dreamer, unpublished and unconsidered. Michael Mewshaw's occurred in the office of legendary Random House editor Albert Erskine....