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Evil in the Humdrum, Career-Minded World

Book critic John Leonard says that Murial Sparks' new, slim novel is packed with plot. The result isn't clutter, but richness. A Far Cry from Kensington, about a woman in the publishing world of 1950s London, reminds Leonard of Doris Lessing, only with a sense of humor.

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Other segments from the episode on July 12, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 12, 1988: Interview with Barbara K. MacDonald and Pat MacDonald; Commentary on the rock group Billy Ward and the Dominos; Interview with Hilma Wolitzer; Review of…

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