Alan Cheuse http://krvs.org en Book Review: 'A Replacement Life' http://krvs.org/post/book-review-replacement-life <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Book+Review%3A+%27A+Replacement+Life%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMjUwMzQ2MDEyNjIyMDkxNjA1MzMzYw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 52229 at http://krvs.org Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://krvs.org/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDRED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Now to 19th-century New Jersey and a new novel. It set among unusually tolerant people. A racially mixed community that offers refuge to independent souls. Alan Cheuse has this review of the novel "Angels Make Their Hope Here" by Breena Clarke.<p>ALAN CHEUSE, BYLINE: Clarke calls her Jersey Shangri-La, Russell’s Knob. Where a black community elder named Duncan Smoot heads a couple of families. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:18:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 51874 at http://krvs.org Book Review: 'Shooting Star' http://krvs.org/post/book-review-shooting-star Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>A 30-year-old novel has just been translated to English but keeps its Spanish name, "Muerte En Una Estrella." The author is Sergio Elizondo, and the translators are Rosaura Sanchez and Beatrice Pita. Our reviewer Alan Cheuse says it crackles.<p>ALAN CHEUSE, BYLINE: Elizondo finds a story written decades ago, but still fresh, in incidents from the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and '70s. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 50946 at http://krvs.org Book Review: 'The Expedition To The Boabab Tree' http://krvs.org/post/book-review-expedition-boabab-tree Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The journey of a girl sold into slavery is the topic of a compelling piece of fiction out of South Africa. It's called "The Expedition To The Boabab Tree." The author is poet Wilma Stockenstrom. She originally published it back in 1981, and now it has been translated from the Africaans by Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee and published in the United States. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 50458 at http://krvs.org 'Warburg' Struggles For Love And Justice In Wartime Rome http://krvs.org/post/book-review-warburg-rome James Carroll, who served as a Catholic priest before his literary ambitions led him to go secular, has gathered together his knowledge of church history and his mature powers as a novelist to create <em>Warburg in Rome</em>, his most splendid work of fiction to date.<p>Though the novel never really settles squarely as either historical fiction or historical thriller, it offers the best of both worlds. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 50297 at http://krvs.org 'Warburg' Struggles For Love And Justice In Wartime Rome