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2004

Marianne Rogoff

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Reviews In Brief / The Wasp Eater, Marianne Rogoff Aug 2004

Reviews In Brief / The Wasp Eater, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

In William Lychak's first novel, the child is witness. Daniel, a 10-year- old living in New England, sees everything, processes it, trying to grasp the mysterious, mistaken ways of adults: his mother, Anna; his father, Bob; and his grown cousin Joelyn.


Reviews In Brief / Strange But True, Marianne Rogoff Jul 2004

Reviews In Brief / Strange But True, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

John Searles says, "My writing is sort of Sidney Sheldon meets Anne Tyler. " In "Strange But True," the mysteries are domestic, the characters from families blown apart by events that change lives in instants. Yet the world remains mundane, even comic.


Reviews In Brief / World Famous Love Acts, Marianne Rogoff May 2004

Reviews In Brief / World Famous Love Acts, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

Brian Leung's writing is exquisite, deceptively plain, deeply felt and spiritually high, with dead-on depictions of the world as it is and people coping such as they can. He doesn't limit himself to particular character types but eyes all kinds with compassion, true empathy and bursts of clairvoyance.


Reviews In Brief / Do The Blind Dream?, Marianne Rogoff May 2004

Reviews In Brief / Do The Blind Dream?, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

On the last page of "Do the Blind Dream?" you'll find a character saying, "One morning, more than thirty years later, I was sitting at a bar in Paris drinking a coffee when, for no particular reason, I thought about ..." and he will wonder if things might have been different if. ...

This is the theme in many stories here: a turning point or moment or scene that has stuck in the mind for 30 or 50 years, and how we are formed by the mistakes and legacies of our parents and ancestors, even after we have run away or ...