Friday, September 21, 2007

Isn't An Enlarged Heart A Bad Thing?

The Boston Globe's curiously-named Mameve Medwed weighs in on Richard Russo's Bridge of Sighs, unintentionally raising the question of whether there is a more alienating word for a novel than "bighearted." I could be wrong, but this kind of good cheer is what kept me away from Empire Falls.

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