The New Republic

By Dawn Raffel, Reader's Digest Editor at Large, Books

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Poor Edgar Kellogg, would-be journalist, gets sent to a Portuguese backwater with a terrorist movement in full swing. Shriver has been a National Book Award finalist with good reason: Her page-turners examine serious issues.

From the book: “Edgar found himself already eyeing the Doritos … One thing he hadn’t anticipated about the ‘home office’ was Snack Syndrome; lately his mental energies divided evenly between his new calling (worrying about money, which substituted neatly for earning it) and not stuffing his face.”