Saturday, May 02, 2009

A novel about the American Left

My review of Charles McCarry’s Shelley’s Heart, which I characterize as one of the best novels ever written about the American Left, is in the latest issue of Commentary. Book lovers will also want to read Christopher Caldwell’s long skeptical look at The Kindly Ones and Algis Valiunas’s devaluation of “last summer’s megahit literary novel,” The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.