The iconic Republican president’s daughter is just as liberal and engaged as ever in the questions of the day. Ages ago, she was known for being a sharp critic of her father, a breach that has since healed.
Put a poet there. A scientist. A musician with a social cause. A social worker. A teacher. A suffragette. An abolitionist. But, please, not a politician.
Calling Dickens’ authorial claim “the greatest literary hoax in history,” Jarvis weaves a staggering amount of research into a gripping, fictionalized presentation of his emphatically non-fictional argument: Dickens stole both the concept as well as various scenes and characters in Pickwick.
There’s not much to Milan Kundera’s 10th novel, The Festival of Insignificance — his first work of fiction since 2000’s Ignorance — but then that’s part of the point.
Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Killer Angels, is a masterpiece of historical fiction and a portrait of our nation that remains relevant.
In Dear Committee Members, presented as a series of increasingly inappropriate recommendation letters, a once-promising novelist is crumbling under academic and personal pressures.