TOM DEIGNAN (tdeignan.blogspot.com) has written about books for The New York Times, Washington Post and Newark Star Ledger. A columnist for the Irish Voice newspaper, he is working on a novel set in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II.
FEB 2017 | Books
And so, three generations of yearning wanderers are trapped in an emotional limbo between the United States and Russia, weighed down byyet also dangerously ignorantof history. When Lenny says, “nothing here is straightforward,” Krasikov wants us to think not only about Russia, but also family life, over the decades.
SEPT 2016 | Books
Narrated by a young Irish immigrant named Liam, who arrives in Brooklyn from County Clare in 1915, Exile on Bridge Street chronicles the labor and ethnic strife that engulfed the borough’s immigrants and their children.
SEPT 2017 | Books
In a now-famous 1997 smack down, David Foster Wallace took a generation of great American novelists—Updike, Mailer, Roth—to task.