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In Ron Carlson's new novel, old pals return — and so do old hurts
Ron Carlson hadn't published a novel in more than a quarter-century when he put out the exquisite "Five Skies" in 2007. It's not that he wasn't working; during that period, he wrote five story collections and a work of YA fiction; he also ran the creative writing program at Arizona State University before taking an equivalent position at UC Irvine in 2006.
By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
July 12, 2013