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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks

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Diane Lederman has commented on (4) products.

Wilderness by Lance Weller

Diane Lederman, January 1, 2013

I told everyone I knew about this book about a civil war veteran Abel Truman and his dog. The writing and unfolding of the story in Washington state told mostly in two time periods was so rich and detailed that it has haunted me for months.
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The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
The Vagrants

Diane Lederman, January 1, 2012

This is a haunting look 1979 China starting with the execution of a Chinese counterrevolutionary in the provincial town of Muddy River. The writing and storytelling is so evocative that one feels like one is there.
Publisher's Weekly called it magnificent and it was but also "jaw-droppingly grim," which it was too. But at the same time so true.
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Room by Emma Donoghue

Diane Lederman, January 1, 2011

This is the most haunting, amazing book I read this year. It's a major departure from Donoghue's other work, not that I didn't love Slammekin. I can't wait to see what she writes next.
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The Master by Colm Toibin
The Master

Diane Lederman, January 3, 2010

This was perfect book, well imagined, rich, fascinating.
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