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'Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise' Educates But Doesn't Entertain Its Readers

November 3rd, 2015

Episode 372 of 550 episodes

Oscar Hijuelos' posthumously published novel chronicles the friendship between Mark Twain and explorer Henry Morton Stanley. Maureen Corrigan says the book lacks the magic of Hijuelos' best work.

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