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BOOK REVIEW

THE LIBERTY CAMPAIGN by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Dee's graceful assumption of an older man's voice, his mastery of an elegiac tone, is every bit as impressive as Ishiguro's achievement in The Remains of the Day."
American Innocence revisited: a retiring adman's spiritual stock-taking acquires dramatic urgency when he learns that his suburban neighbor may be a war criminal. Read full book review >

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THE LOCALS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An absorbing panorama of small-town life and a study of democracy in miniature, with both the people and their polity facing real and particular contemporary pressures."
The residents of a small town in the Berkshires have their world overturned by a billionaire in their midst. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVILEGES by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Thoughtful and bracingly unpredictable, though the lack of a resolution is frustrating."
Gilded young go-getter creates, not always legally, a cocoon for his family in Dee's mostly buoyant fifth novel about money, family and mortality. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND PARDONS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2013

"With his sixth novel, Pulitzer finalist Dee has written a page turner without sacrificing a smidgen of psychological insight. What a triumph."
A marriage flames out. Gleefully, thrillingly, Dee (The Privileges, 2010, etc.) tracks its aftermath, focusing primarily on the evolution of the ex-wife. Read full book review >

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PALLADIO by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"While it's much more than a love story, Palladio is chiefly about love. Heartache, though, is the true coin in this realm."
Two separated lovers are set on a collision course, in a trenchant fourth novel by the author of, most recently, St. Famous (1996). Read full book review >

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ST. FAMOUS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Still, the author has much to say about life and art. (Author tour)"
A well-timed and masterful sendup of celebrity, racism, and the justice system in America, by the esteemed author of The Liberty Campaign (1993), etc. Paul Soloway is a man behind his time: Passionate about literature, unfamiliar with the modern art of compromise, the Columbia graduate settles down on Manhattan's Upper West Side to commit his life to great books. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

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BOOK REVIEW

SOLVING ZOE by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2009

"A key to the ciphers embedded in the story appears at the end, along with a list of sources. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Zoe is the black sheep of her eccentric, intelligent family. Read full book review >

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TRUTH OR DARE by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Entertaining bibliotherapy but also a useful road map to resolution of the age-old problem of severe cattiness. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's hard to watch white seventh-grader Lia, rebounding from her mother's death two years ago, engineer her own slow-motion train wreck. Read full book review >

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BRONX ANGEL by Ed Dee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 1995

"The result is all the richly reeking background of Robert Daley and William Caunitz's cops without the high fat content of their NYPD epics."
More crime and corruption among New York's finest, courtesy of ``paper cop'' Det. Anthony Ryan and his wild and crazy partner, Det. Joe Gregory (14 Peck Slip, 1994). Read full book review >