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by Thomas McGonigle
Dublin in 1972
Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Sat Sep 17th, 2016

Thomas McGonigle’s St. Patrick’s Day has won the annual Notre Dame Review Book Prize. McGonigle is the author of two previous fascinating novels: Going to Patchogue (1992) and The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov (1997). The former chronicles an American ex-pat...

Film review
Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Thu Sep 15th, 2016

Oliver Stone’s film Snowden is part thriller, part love story. Just as the love story moves forward and back with its ups and downs, the plot moves forward and backward with flashbacks. Stone has managed to combine deftly two improbably threads that evoke more suspense than a linear...

Book review
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Wed Sep 7th, 2016

Barkskins by Annie Proulx. Scribner.

In past books, Annie Proulx has written about the decline of New England farming and the generation that left the rocky soils to wander around the country in search of work: she wrote about a remote seaside village in Labrador filled with...

by Roy Scranton
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Fri Jul 29th, 2016

In this barely 100 page volume, Roy Scranton draws on anthropology, geology, astronomy, the classics and contemporary environmental literature in coming to terms with what seems like the ultimate human dilemma.  He recognizes that global warming poses a real, predictable, and inevitable...