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Hilary Mantel's power play

Endings, perhaps more than beginnings, set the tone in historical fiction.
King's Man
By CLEA SIMON  |  May 11, 2012
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2009: The year in books

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best books the Phoenix reviewed in 2009.
True stories - fact and fiction
By JON GARELICK  |  December 25, 2009
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Brutal truths

To call a 560-page novel “spare” sounds ridiculous. But though Wolf Hall is both lengthy and dense, this book — essentially a character study of the 16th-century statesman Thomas Cromwell — is also as close to bare-bones writing as one can imagine, a s
Hilary Mantel’s Booker winner
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 30, 2009