Wayne Grady’s Emancipation Day (2013)


The reader of Wayne Grady's first novel is held in as careful an embrace as the woman in the dancing couple on Emancipation Day's cover. Doubleday Canada - Random House Canada 2013 There is a sense that each word of the story has been chosen deliberately, even without

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Claire Messud’s The Woman Upstairs (2013)


Even before I met Nora, the narrator of The Woman Upstairs, I had already brushed up against talk of her anger. Knopf - Random House, 2013 First, Claire Messud's NPR interview includes the author reading the novel's opening paragraphs. (That's the now-oft-quoted rant, which begins with "I'm a

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