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Reading and Discussing Union Atlantic


Adam Haslett talks about Union Atlantic ($26.00). This is the eagerly anticipated debut novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not a Stranger Here. Haslett presents a deeply affecting portrait of the modern gilded age, the first decade of the 21st century. Set in Massachusetts, at the heart of this story lies a test of wills between a young banker and a retired schoolteacher.

Adam's Latest Blogs

Nov.13.2009 - 9:32 am
After much hemming and hawing, I've finally gotten around to creating a website, and I thought I'd share it with Red Room readers.  There's information on my new novel, a video of...
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Jul.07.2009 - 8:54 am
On September 25, 1957, President Eisenhower had to use the 101st Airborne division of the United States Army to force the State of Arkansas to admit nine black students to a...
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Jan.02.2008 - 8:06 pm
A frequent question among friends and among writers in particular is, What are you reading? RedRoom asks the question of its members with the results popping up in the far...
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Published Reviews

You Are Not a Stranger Here, paperback cover
Published by Boston Globe
Adam Haslett's debut stories are almost frighteningly tender, because they take the worst sort of losses and make of them a footpath to human connection. With its economy and...