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Literary fiction

Heat & Light

by Jennifer Haigh

Quick take

As entertaining as it is important and necessary...how gorgeously it's written, how humane and relatable the characters are, how much we the readers root for justice and redemption.

Why I love it

Readers, have you ever read the novels of Sinclair Lewis? He was the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. His so-called "social novels," such as _Arrowsmith_, _Dodsworth_, _Elmer Gantry_, were critiques of capitalism, in particular how the working classes were exploited in the process of industrialization. Okay, maybe that description makes the novels sound like boring po...

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    May 2016