... Carlin Romano finds himself much taken with the romantic ambivalence of Lionel Shriver's latest: Taking both paths at the fork in the road.
David Thayer finds himself fascinated by Natsuo Kirina's Grotesque: Beauty as the monster devouring family's lives.
Roger Miller finds Andrew Burstein's take on Washington Irving refreshing: An American 'Original'.
Katie Haegele looks at the effect new media is having on the form of story-telling: Does storytelling change in context of new forms of media?.
Speaking of ambivalence, Ed Sozanski likes Jonathan Wilson's take on Chagall's: Chagall, between his roots and his art .
Sandy Bauers likes listening to a (sort of) kid's tale: 12-year-old narrator sounds just right for novel about a boy.
Last week ...
Rita Giordano wasn't at all bugged by Tyler Knox's Kockroach: Book Review | Inventive, unsettling roach in man's clothing.
Charles Desnoyers was impressed with Margaret MacMillan's account of the rapprochement of China and the U.S.: Book Review | Fine account of thawing cold war with China in 1972.
Finally, in connection with this review by Suzanne Blair, Rus Bowden sends along this link: Neeta Jain discusses"Body Language" on KRON.