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Fernanda Moore

Fernanda Moore

Fernanda Moore reviews fiction for Commentary.

Nell Zink’s first novel, Wallflower, was published last year when she was 50. It made very little noise. By contrast, the buzz about Mislaid, her...

Death and Mr. Pickwick: A Novel By Stephen Jarvis Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 816 pages The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens’s first novel, published serially over 20 months in...

A God in Ruins: A NovelBy Kate AtkinsonLittle, Brown and Company, 480 pages You needn’t have read Life After Life, Kate Atkinson’s excellent ninth novel, to enjoy...

God Help the Child: A NovelBy Toni MorrisonKnopf, 192 pages God Help the Child, Toni Morrison’s 11th novel, begins compellingly enough. A woman named Sweetness, “light-skinned,...