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"Bohin Manor" Is a Complex Music Box of a Book

Book critic John Leonard reviews the new novel by Tadeusz Konwicki, which fictionalizes the author's family history in Czarist-era Poland. It's complex narrative anticipates the political upheavals by Stalin and Hitler, and the rise of anti-Semitism.


Other segments from the episode on August 6, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 6, 1990: Interview with Hubert Selby, Jr.; Review of the CD box set "The Complete Blue Note Recordings of George Loss"; Interview with Scott Spencer; Review of…


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