fiction en 'The Painter' Is Rock Solid <p></p><p>Meet Jim Stegner: mid-40s, a fly-fisherman, painter and killer.</p><p>He is the masculine protagonist in Peter Heller’s new novel, <em>The Painter</em>. The opening line is masterful and captures our attention-- 45-year-old Jim reflects, “I never imagined I would kill a man.” From then on, Heller holds us until the very last sentence.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sarah Bagby 34485 at 'The Painter' Is Rock Solid Jimmy Rabbitte Is Back <p></p><p>Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle introduced readers to Jimmy Rabbitte in 1987 in his beloved book about the finest soul band in Dublin, <em>The Commitments</em>.</p><p><em>The Guts</em>, Doyle’s new novel, portrays Jimmy in his 47th year. He is married, has four children, owns a successful online music site selling the records of obscure ‘80s Irish bands, and has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sarah Bagby 32536 at Jimmy Rabbitte Is Back Book Review: Picking Up The Pieces In 'The Aftermath' <p></p><p></p><p>The title of Rhidian Brook's new novel, <em>The Aftermath</em>, refers to the years immediately following World War II. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 25081 at Book Review: Picking Up The Pieces In 'The Aftermath' Book Review: Someone <p></p><p>Alice McDermott's new novel, <em>Someone</em>, focuses on an Irish Catholic family living in Brooklyn. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 23636 at Book Review: Someone Book Review: Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence <p></p><p><em>Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence</em> by David Samuel Levinson is set in a sleepy university town a couple hours outside of New York City. The novel has a familiar cast of characters: an author, a book critic and the women who loved them. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 21693 at Book Review: Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence