Fall is coming.
In publishing, this signals the start of a season that many believe has the best chance of any in recent memory to redeem the industry after one of its darkest years, and to show that, even in 2009, big, beautiful hit books are still possible.
Many publishers are saying their fall catalogs Read More
The Time of Our Singing , by Richard Powers. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 631 pages, $27.
Richard Powers is an integrationist. In novel after novel, he mixes apples and oranges, slots square pegs into round holes and sweet-talks the lion into lying down with the lamb, eager to heal our”endlessearthly schisms.” Mostly the incompatibles Read More
Gain , by Richard Powers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 355 pages, $25.
On a day scrubbed clean by early summer sunshine, Richard Powers wandered through Washington Square, musing on the bruised darkness of his new novel, Gain . He argued with gentle persistence that any relief from gloom remains unconvincing without “a full look at Read More