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08:55

The immersive novel 'Tomorrow' is a winner for gamers and n00bs alike

Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin.

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06:47

Air travel is a mess. Settling into a great book can make for a smoother flight

What some people dismiss as "airplane books," book critic Maureen Corrigan thinks of as oxygen masks for the spirit.

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06:24

'The Poet's House' is a droll coming-of-age story — and an absolute keeper of a novel

The Poet's House is a closely observed, droll, coming-of-age story about an insecure young woman drawn into a shimmering clique of poets;

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07:56

Life in the Middle Ages is more gross than engrossing in this ruthless novel

Maureen Corrigan says Ottessa Moshfegh's just-published novel, Lapvona, serves up plenty of sadism and stink, cannibalism and self-flagellation set in the Middle Ages.

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08:56

'The Facemaker' profiles the British surgeon who treated WWI's disfigured soldiers

Features a British surgeon who led the team that reconstructed the faces of some of the men who suffered facial trauma during World War I.

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09:30

These 4 novels will get your summer off to a terrific start

Book critic MAUREEN CORRIGAN has some suggests for light summer reading.

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08:23

You can't 'Trust' this novel. And that's a very good thing

Hernan Diaz’s new novel, Trust, is about the power of money in the stock market, and its potential, as a character says, "to bend and align reality" to its own purposes.

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09:05

In 'Tasha,' a son tries to make sense of his smart, difficult mother

Novelist Brian Morton's superb short memoir is about his relationship with his smart, difficult and funny mother.

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08:55

Emily St. John Mandel tackles the big questions in 'Sea of Tranquility'

Mandel's latest work is an ingeniously constructed, deeply absorbing novel that summons up three fully realized worlds in three distinct time periods — including the 25th century.

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09:30

Brace yourself for 'Young Mungo,' a nuanced heartbreaker of a novel.

Book critic MAUREEN CORRIGAN reviews Young Mungo the new novel by Douglas Stuart, a coming-of-age story about a working class gay young man in Glasgow in the 1990s.

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