Category Archives: LA Times

Susan Choi’s My Education

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“Susan Choi’s fourth novel, ‘My Education,’ is a tricky book to categorize. On the one hand, it’s a campus novel, narrated by Regina Gottlieb, a graduate student in literature who falls under the sway of a charismatic professor and his wife at a university a lot like Cornell in the early 1990s. At the same time, this is just the background against which the larger story unfolds.”

 

 

June 27, 2013 – L.A. Times

Susan Choi is flirting with disaster–and love–in her new novel by David L. Ulin

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More than just a baseball novel — The Art of Fielding (2011) by Chad Harbach

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“This good-enough undergraduate institution is filled with truly good people: a deeply literary president who is personally admirable, even though he has fallen in love with a student; a gruff chef in charge of dining services who is committed to cooking actually good food; a brilliant, gay, mixed-race roommate who takes his hick of a straight roommate shopping for more socially acceptable jeans; a baseball team captain who is a genuine leader of men, and so on.” http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2011/09/the_perfect_game.single.html

Reviews:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/books/review/the-art-of-fielding-by-chad-harbach-book-review.html?_r=1

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-books-review-art-of-fielding-harbach,0,7773863.story

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/29/art-fielding-chad-harbach-review?newsfeed=true

http://www.therecord.com/whatson/books/article/665603–chuck-erion-on-books-great-novels-can-point-to-the-path-of-your-life

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-chad-harbach-20120421,0,7822952.story

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-prj-0422-bom-chart-20120423,0,1895920.story

DSC01362Chad Harbach @ Internationales literaturfestival 2012      Chad Harbach @ internationales literaturfestival berlin 2012