Michael Byers
Michael Byers

Michael Byers

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Review: ‘Nobody Gets Out Alive’ by Leigh Newman

Debut short story collection uncovers Alaskan oddities

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Books, not bricks, for Christmas

A reading wrap-up

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Sampling the Washington State Book Award finalists

No Joyce in Mudville

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Review: ‘What Strange Paradise’ by Omar El Akkad

A novel that operates like an aphorism

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Review: ‘Fire Season’ by Leyna Krow

Novel smolders, fails to burn

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Review: ‘The Great Offshore Grounds’ by Vanessa Veselka

A page-turner where questions drive the action

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Review: ‘Sea of Tranquility’ by Emily St. John Mandel

An extended exercise in experimental thinking

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Review: 'Lessons in Chemistry' by Bonnie Garmus

A recipe for a bestseller

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