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Novel 'Tarnished Eye' Gentler than Subject Matter

Alan Cheuse reviews The Tarnished Eye by Midwestern writer Judith Guest. Cheuse says the book is a sweetheart of a novel, even though the plot is based around the slaying of an entire family.

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.