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All suspense fiction this week. Something about the season? Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza (Putnam). Outstanding first crime novel, set in a suburb, but a pretty distant one, where a mix of New … more
THE UGLY CRY: A MEMOIR by Danielle Henderson (Viking). An excellent title for a book full of rage and sorrow and tenderness and, overlying it all, pride and satisfaction, and not so much high hopes … more
GOLDEN GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown). I almost began by calling Elin Hilderbrand “a column favorite”—she has been a favorite writer of ours almost all along (her career is not quite … more
DOWNEAST: FIVE MAINE GIRLS AND THE UNSEEN STORY OF RURAL AMERICA by Gigi Georges (Harper). A book by a social scientist of insight, not only theories, and some gifts: for making character and … more
THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE by L. R. Dorn (Morrow). A thriller of sorts, and satisfying on that level, but also an ingenious and brilliantly executed, very contemporary re-telling in quite different form … more
THE LADY'S HANDBOOK FOR HER MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS: A MEMOIR by Sarah Ramey (Anchor). Just now out in paperback, somehow overlooked by the column when it was published to great acclaim a year or so ago … more
THE FREE WORLD: ART AND THOUGHT IN THE COLD WAR by Louis Menand (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Well…that “war” isn't really the point, here—there's even a touch of irony in the use of the term; … more
THE FREE WORLD: ART AND THOUGHT IN THE COLD WAR by Louis Menand (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Well…that “war” isn't really the point, here—there's even a touch of irony in the use of the term; … more
WHEREABOUTSby Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf). A deeply sad, even despairing, and still lovely short novel by this great American writer—and one from which it may be possible to learn something of language … more
WHEREABOUTS BY JHUMPA LAHIRI (Knopf). A deeply sad, even despairing, and still lovely short novel by this great American writer—and one from which it may be possible to learn something of language … more
THE MUSICAL HUMAN: A HISTORY OF LIFE ON EARTH by Michael Spitzer (Bloomsbury). The subtitle is a clue to the author's subtle wit. Of course his book is a history of music; yet it really is deep and … more
HEAVEN'S A LIE by Wallace Stroby (Mulholland). One of the best pure crime novelists—writers of dark doings by people that we root for without quite approving of them—one of the best we've got, I … more
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