The year-end lists have begun: Jim Carmin and John Freeman are among the critics contributing to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s roundup of critics’ favorites, Jane Ciabattari lists her five favorite short-story collections of the year for NPR.org. As in years past, the blog Largehearted Boy maintains a comprehensive list of best-of lists from around the web.
Eileen Weiner reviews Emma Donoghue’s short-story collection Astray for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Ian McEwan’s novel Sweet Tooth for the Miami Herald.
Adam Kirsch reviews Herman Wouk’s novel The Lawgiver for Tablet.
Carmela Ciuraru reviews Andrew Solomon's Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity for USA Today and Eve LaPlante's Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother for the Boston Globe.
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