Lionel Shriver, author of The New Republic, on tour April 2013

Posted By on March 18, 2013

The New RepublicAbout The New Republic

• Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (April 2, 2013)

Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. When he leaves his lucrative law career for a foreign correspondent post in a Portuguese backwater with a homegrown terrorist movement, Edgar recognizes Barrington Saddler, the disappeared reporter he’s replacing, as the larger-than-life character he longs to emulate. Yet all is not as it appears. Os Soldados Ousados de Barba—”The Daring Soldiers of Barba” —have been blowing up the rest of the world for years in order to win independence for a province so dismal and backward that you couldn’t give the rathole away. So why, with Barrington vanished, do incidents claimed by the “SOB” suddenly dry up? A droll, playful novel, The New Republic addresses terrorism with a deft, tongue-in-cheek touch while also pressing a more intimate question: What makes particular people so magnetic, while the rest of us inspire a shrug?

lionel shriverAbout Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver’s novels include the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.

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Lionel’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 2nd: The House of the Seven Tails

Wednesday, April 3rd: Man of La Book

Monday, April 8th: The Scarlet Letter

Wednesday, April 10th: Sophisticated Dorkiness

Thursday, April 11th: she treads softly

Tuesday, April 16th: Becca’s Byline

Monday, April 22nd: Lit and Life

Wednesday, April 24th: Take Me Away

Thursday, April 25th: I Read a Book Once

Friday, April 26th: Luxury Reading


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