Paradise Lost

Arcadia, by Lauren Groff ’01 (Voice Hyperion)

Reviewed by William H. Pritchard ’53

Brilliant, Wily and Quietly Bold

The Vices, by Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought (Other Press)

Reviewed by Lauren Groff ’01

Building to a Boil

A quality of longing animates this lovely and subtle first novel. A Thread of Sky, by Deanna Fei ’99 (Penguin)

Reviewed by Lauren Groff ’01

Company in Isolation


In Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ’89 (Little, Brown, 2009), a magical world exists underneath a conventional Southern town.


The Painter from Shanghai

By Jennifer Cody Epstein ’88. New York City: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008. 416 pp. $24.95 hardcover.

Reviewed by Lauren Groff ’01

The Monsters of Templeton

By Lauren Groff ’01. New York City: Hyperion, 2008. 384 pp. $24.95 hardover.