The Rooster

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

April 14, 2014
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In which I announce the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the two finalists.

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#ToBX Roundup

March 5, 2014
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In which I review six books I read in preparation for this year’s Tournament of Books.

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Long Division, by Kiese Laymon

February 18, 2014
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In which I review this contender for the 2014 Tournament of Books.

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How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, by Mohsin Hamid

January 30, 2014
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In which I gush about this marvelous contender for the 2014 Tournament of Books.

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Finalists for the 2014 Tournament of Books

January 7, 2014
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In which the finalists for the 2014 Tournament of Books are (finally!) revealed.

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2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

April 15, 2013
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In which I report the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as advertised.

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Mini-Reviews: Tournament of Books Catch-Up Round

March 13, 2013
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In which I review four 2013 Tournament of Books contenders: Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Building Stories, The Round House, and The Orphan Master’s Son – all of which got four stars.

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The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

March 5, 2013
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In which I gush about this debut novel, a retelling of The Illiad.

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The Sunday Salon (14) – Event Edition

March 3, 2013
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Events galore: Tournament of Books, Battle of the Kids’ Books, and The Song of Achilles Readalong!

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Dear Life, by Alice Munro

February 28, 2013
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This was my first experience with an Alice Munro collection, but it will not be my last. Each story was engrossing and human and surprising. The writing is, as you already know or might suspect, flawless.

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