Tag Archive: Adam Johnson

Nov 25

Who Should Have Won This Year’s National Book Award

As a reminder here is a list of the nominees with a helpful link to my reviews: Karen E. Bender, “Refund” Angela Flournoy, “The Turner House” Lauren Groff, “Fates and Furies” Adam Johnson, “Fortune Smiles” Hanya Yanagihara, “A Little Life” If you’ve read my reviews you’ll know that my favorite book on this ballot was …

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Nov 23

Book Review: Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Bottom Line A powerful, intellectually honest and confronting collection of six stories. Representative Paragraph An excerpt from “Interesting Facts” This was a year after my diagnosis, surgery, chemo and the various interventions, injections, indignities and treatments. When I got sick, our youngest child turned herself into a horse: silent and untamable, our Horse-child now only whinnies …

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Oct 15

The Nominees for the National Book Award for fiction have been announced…

… and they are as follows: Karen E. Bender, “Refund” Angela Flournoy, “The Turner House” Lauren Groff, “Fates and Furies” Adam Johnson, “Fortune Smiles” Hanya Yanagihara, “A Little Life” No surprise at all to see A Little Life appear as a finalist.  It’s a novel that I’m sure I’ll be seeing allot more of next year and …

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