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Book Review: Wit’s End

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - Amy Watts

Wit's End by Karen Joy Fowler In a change of pace from her best-selling The Jane Austen Book Club, Fowler has written a mystery that's barely a mystery but is every bit an absorbing and funny novel. Rima, a woman who has mastered the art of losing (including her mother, brother, and ...

New book about 1948 Georgia bomber crash

Friday, February 13th, 2009 - Skip Hulett

CLAIM OF PRIVILEGE: A Mysterious Plane Crash, a Landmark Supreme Court Case, and the Rise of State Secrets. By Barry Siegel. 384 pages. Harper, 2008. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter has written an absorbing account of the fraudulent origin of the government's "state secrets" legal tactic (or "claim of privilege") in ...