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Author Archives: Priscilla Burns

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Tangerine by Christine Mangan The spirit of Patricia Highsmith’s sociopathic social climber Tom Ripley is alive in Mangan’s transportive debut. Alice Shipley and Lucy Mason met as freshman at Bennington in the early 1950s and became the best of friends. Now, after a year apart, they meet again in 1956 in Tangier, where Alice and her new husband, John McAllister, ... Read More »

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less by Andrew Sean Greer Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. With the touching and very funny story of Arthur Less, author Andrew Sean Greer ( The Confessions of Max Tivoli ) takes readers on an around-the-world tour, leaping from Mexico City to Berlin, from Marrakech to Kyoto, in a grand midlife adventure of the heart.  Gay novelist Less-like anyone ... Read More »

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Susan Halpern

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Susan Halpern Halpern’s clever and touching latest (following A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home) unites a disparate cast of characters who have come to the town library for a variety of reasons. Kit is a reference librarian at the library in Riverton, N.H., a once-booming mill town that has declined since the ... Read More »

Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley

Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley A true humorist, Crosley brings to her writing just the kind of openness required to fly across the country for a heart-to-heart with her mom’s former-porn-star cousin, or climb a South American volcano with her preparedness meter hovering somewhere around zero. A remote writing retreat is as creatively fruitful as she hoped ... Read More »

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid In an unnamed city with strict social mores, young Nadia is a rebel, an atheist who chooses to live and work independently. In religious and unassuming Saeed she finds the perfect companion. As the two fall in love, their romance is tinged with a sense of urgency and inevitability as the city falls to militia, ... Read More »

Power Play by Cynthia Lambert

Power Play:  My Life Inside the Red Wings Locker Room by Cynthia Lambert One of the Detroit area’s first female “beat” writers, Lambert covered the Detroit Red Wings for for the Detroit News for 12 seasons, from 1986-1998.  She covered some great players, and has many tales to tell.   Read More »