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A BOOK OF LONGINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking). Alternate-history novel, witty, not exactly irreverent—but the first-person narrator is the wife of Jesus of Nazareth. Not preaching, understand, just … more
THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS by Lisa Wingate (Ballantine). The new novel by the author of the bestseller BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, which the column neglected. This one (rather like that one, I've discovered) … more
THE OTHER BENNET SISTER by Janice Hadlow (Holt). Not just the next Jane-ite pastiche (though the column has liked some of those). Not even the first that centers on Mary, the coolly neglected middle … more
RUNNING OUT OF ROAD by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur). And—yes! A new Buck Schatz mystery, just the third, after a 5-year wait while Friedman was putzing around somewhere. This is, of course, the … more
The following books are on book retailers' shelves (and libraries' shelves, too), and have been for just a few days (since before America turned into a continent-sized petrie dish for pandemic). They … more
UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle (Dutton). I have these blind spots, said the books-and-publishing observer about to announce a new #1 bestseller by an author I never heard of who has written two of them … more
THE POWER WORSHIPPERS: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism by Katherine Stewart (Bloomsbury). Hard to get into this without the cliché, “eye-opening.” We learn, here, from a … more
SOMEBODY'S GOTTA DO IT: Why Cursing at the News Won't Save the Nation, but Your Name on a Local Ballot Can by Adrienne Martini (Holt). Despising politicians is like hating cops: it's … more
THE REGRETS by Amy Bonnaffons (Little, Brown). Beautiful novel and love story and ghost story and even quite dark sex—hm-m, dramedy. Sounds in the description like a certain kind of cozy … more
THE CHILL by Scott Carson (Emily Bestler/Atria). A compulsively readable, big horror novel—a historical novel with very creepy, clearly supernatural elements, at least—by a favorite of this … more
WEATHER by Jenny Offill (Knopf). Reminding us yet again that we're living in a bountiful period of American literary fiction. Year after year, and in some stretches week after week, I find myself … more
We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin (One World). Reprint, a trade paperback, of last year's sensational first novel, somehow overlooked by this column until too late (when widespread rave … more
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