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Megan Labrise interviews Chang-rae-Lee for Kirkus Reviews.
Andrea Scrima writes about Lynda Schor's Sexual Harassment Rules for the winter issue of the Brooklyn Rail.A
“Best young adult books of 2013,” from Meredith Goldstein and Chelsey Philpot.
“Gary Shteyngart takes a dark, funny look at his Soviet-Jewish roots.” Heller McAlpin on the acclaimed novelist's memoir.
“This Novel Could Be the Next Suite Francaise,” says Adam Kirsch about Elisabeth de Waal's The Exile's Return.
Andrew Ervin also delves into The Exile's Return, for the New York Times Book Review.
Paul Wilner stirs up some Mailer controversy at ZYZZYVA.
Over at the Daily Beast, Mythili Rao rounds up this week's hot reads.
“Muse in a bottle.” NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari explores how absinthe, the “green fairy,” became the drink of choice for writers around the world.
“Empty Nester In 'The Woods': A Modern Dantean Journey.” Maureen Corrigan on Lynn Darling's new memoir.