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March 15, 2018 BOOKLIST
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All My Puny Sorrows. By Miriam Toews. McSweeney’s, $24 (9781940450278).
How much sacrifice does the love of a sister require?
All the Light We Cannot See. By Anthony Doerr. Scribner, $27 (9781476746586).
Navigating the dark of WWII, a German boy and a French girl survive using senses other than sight.
The Bone Clocks. By David Mitchell. Random, $30 (9781400065677).
The human condition: bleak but not without moments of redemption.
The Children Act. By Ian McEwan. Doubleday/Nan A. Talese, $25 (9780385539708).
A deceptively simple story reveals complexities of life choices.
The Crane Wife. By Patrick Ness. Penguin, $26.95 (9781594205477).
A thoughtful exposition of love, in all its endless varieties.
The Enchanted. By Rene Denfield. Harper, $25.99 (9780062285508).
Death-row inmates await escape through execution in this weirdly gorgeous tale.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North. By Richard Flanagan. Knopf, $25 (9780385352857).
Australian beaches, Burmese jungles, and love and death permeate a story of WWII POWs.
On Such a Full Sea. By Chang-Rae Lee. Riverhead, $27.95 (9781594486104).
From fish farm to big pharma, 100 years later it’s all the same.
Orfeo. By Richard Powers. Norton, $26.95 (9780393240825).
On the run from Homeland Security, Peter Els reflects on a life of attempted creation and immortality through music and chemistry.
Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories. By Ron Rash. Ecco, $24.99 (9780062349347).
A brutal and beautiful collection of human tales set in the Carolinas.
Station Eleven. By Emily St. John Mandel. Knopf, $24.95 (9780385353304).
Love, music, and Shakespeare sustain survivors of a global pandemic.
Tigerman. By Nick Harkaway. Knopf, $26.95 (9780385352413).
Funny, strange, and dangerous, the island of Mancreu may be beyond saving, but perhaps a superhero can bring redemption. “Full of win.”
The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. By Jonathan Eig. Norton, $27.95 (9780393073720).
The not-so-immaculate conception of the first oral contraceptive.
Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris. By Eric Jager. Little, Brown, $29 (9780316224512).
Political intrigue that starts with a murder and ends with a throne.
Dark Invasion: 1915; Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America. By Howard Blum. Harper, $27.99 (9780062307552).
German spies collaborate to unleash a campaign of terror in the U.S. at the start of WWI.
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town. By Beth Macy. Little, Brown, $28 (9780316231435).
Made in America vs Made in China—is it too late to save one of these labels?
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette. By Hampton Sides. Doubleday, $28.95 (9780385535373).
Glory and heartbreak on the rocks.
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. By Rick Bragg. Harper, $27.99 (9780062078223).
“Can a man play rock and roll and still go to heaven?”
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. By Bryan Stevenson. Spiegel & Grau, $28 (9780812994520).
A searing indictment of institutionalized racism and state-sanctioned death.
The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses. By Kevin Birmingham. Penguin, $29.95 (9781594203367).
Biography of a notorious classic that changed the landscape of literature and launched the modernist movement.
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. By Glenn Greenwald. Holt, $27 (9781627790734).
A real-life spy thriller and a cautionary tale about government data gathering.
Pandora’s DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes through History, Science, and One Family Tree. By Lizzie Stark. Chicago Review, $26.95 (9781613748602).
One woman’s face-off with her genetic fate.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman. By Jill Lepore. Knopf, $29.95 (9780385354042).
Suffering Sappho, we need to teach these girls to have some fun!
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. By Elizabeth Kolbert. Holt, $28 (9780805092998).
Whether it’s rats or cockroaches that inherit the earth, this tale of species loss forms a narrative of evolution and annihilation.
The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems. By B. H. Fairchild. Norton, $26.95 (9780393240269).
A regional American experience through myth and memory.
Gabriel: A Poem. By Edward Hirsch. Knopf, $26.95 (9780385353571).
A father’s lament.
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