Review: Carolyn Parkhurst’s The Nobodies Album

Today, the Washington Post published my review of Carolyn Parkhurst’s new novel, The Nobodies Album — a book that charmed and impressed me from beginning to end. Here’s the opening of the review:

A number of ambitious and winning novels have been written about novelists themselves, from Margaret Atwood‘s “The Blind Assassin” to Ian McEwan‘s “Atonement” and Carol Shields’s “Unless.” Add to the list now D.C. author Carolyn Parkhurst’s “The Nobodies Album.” Not just a book about a novelist in action, it’s also a meditation on writing itself and on the curious intersections between the imagined world and the real one.

Read the rest of the review here. While you’re at the Post, don’t miss Ron Charles’ take on Jennifer Egan’s new book, A Visit From the Goon Squad — another one that headed straight for my t0-read list. (And watch Fall for the Book’s website too, which may soon — shh! — have an announcement about Egan as well!)

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