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THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO

Amy Schumer
Gallery
ISBN 978-1501139888
336 pages
$28

Reviewed by Emily Yahr, who writes about pop culture for The Washington Post.

Amy Schumer may be an Emmy winning star who sells out arenas on her stand-up tour, but she ...Read more

THE GLORIOUS HERESIES

Lisa McInerney
Tim Duggan
ISBN 978-0804189064
389 pages
$27

Reviewed by Jon Michaud, who is a writer in New York.

The Celtic Tiger, Ireland's turn-of-the century decade of rapid economic growth and prosperity, may have come...Read more

THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST

Ann Hood
W.W. Norton
ISBN 978-0393241655
358 pages
$25.95

Reviewed by Wendy Smith, who is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."

Book groups have been a popular plot device in commercial ...Read more

THE DEADLY DOWAGER

Edwin Greenwood
Valancourt Books
ISBN 978-1943910380
233 pages
$19

Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews books on Thursdays in The Washington Post Style section.

Back in my bright college days, I took a course in 17th-...Read more

THE ENGLISH TEACHER

Yiftach Reicher Atir. Translated by Philip Simpson.
Penguin
ISBN 978-0143129189
260 pages
$16

Reviewed by Richard Lipez, who writes the Don Strachey PI novels under the name Richard Stevenson.

"The English Teacher" is the ...Read more

THE PLURALITY OF IMAGINARY WORLDS

Brian Stableford
Black Coat
ISBN 978-1612275031
672 pages
$49.95

Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews books on Thursdays in The Washington Post Style section.

For 25 years and counting, Gary K. Wolfe has been the ...Read more

LOSING IT

Emma Rathbone
Riverhead
ISBN 978-1594634772
272 pages
$26

Reviewed by Jennifer Miller, who is the author of two novels, "The Year of the Gadfly" and "The Heart You Carry Home."

Julia Greenfield is treading water. She's a ...Read more

RIVERINE

Angela Palm
Graywolf
ISBN 978-1555977467
253 pages
$16

Reviewed by Michele Filgate, who?is a freelance writer and contributing editor at Literary Hub and VP/Awards for the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in Brooklyn.

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RISE THE DARK

Michael Koryta
Little, Brown
ISBN 978-0316293839
400 pages
$26

Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who Anderson?regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post.

In Michael Koryta's exciting "Rise the Dark," ...Read more

TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD

Eowyn Ivey
Little, Brown
ISBN 978-0316242851
417 pages
$26

Reviewed by Chris Bohjalian, who is the author of 19 books. His most recent novel is "The Guest Room."

I'm going to come clean right away: I'm addicted to Arctic ...Read more

DOG GONE: A Lost Pet's Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home

Pauls Toutonghi
Knopf
ISBN 978-1101947012
252 pages
$25

Reviewed by James Hill

The relationship between humans and their pets has been a staple of literature almost since, say, the advent of movable type. So one would think...Read more

ON TRAILS: An Exploration

Robert Moor
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 978-1476739212
340 pages
$25

Reviewed by Dennis Drabelle

You might think of Robert Moor as the Roger Angell of trail-walking. Just as Angell's reports on specific baseball games segue ...Read more

BRIGHT, PRECIOUS DAYS

Jay McInerney
Knopf
ISBN 978-1101948002
397 pages
$27.95

Reviewed by Ron Charles

You can't say he didn't warn us. Jay McInerney's new novel, "Bright, Precious Days," is bright and precious.

It's his third ...Read more

SCREAM: A Memoir of Glamour and Dysfunction

Tama Janowitz
Dey St.
ISBN 978-0062391322
285 pages
$25.99

Reviewed by Lisa Zeidner

In 1986, when Tama Janowitz read at Rutgers University, she had an audience of almost 500. You can count on little more than one hand the ...Read more

NECESSARY TROUBLE: Americans in Revolt

Sarah Jaffe
Nation Books
ISBN 978-1568585369
338 pages
$26.99

Reviewed by Carlos Lozada

"Necessary Trouble" is a travelogue of protest and radicalism in 21st-century America, the kind of guidebook you use if you want to ...Read more

KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS: Essays

Teju Cole
Random House
ISBN 978-0812989786
393 pages
$17. Paperback

Reviewed by Cinque Henderson

There is a line in Teju Cole's remarkable debut novel, "Open City," that still stumps me. The protagonist, a medical doctor, ...Read more

ADNAN'S STORY: The Search for Truth and Justice after 'Serial'

Rabia Chaudry
St. Martin’s
ISBN 978-1250087102
$26.99

Reviewed by Daniel Stashower

'She's adorable-looking, but you definitely shouldn't mess with her," Sarah Koenig remarked in the first episode of the wildly popular "Serial" ...Read more

WHO SHOT SPORTS: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Gail Buckland
Knopf
ISBN 978-0385352239
344 pages
$45

Reviewed by Timothy R. Smith

As you revel in Olympic glory this summer, take a moment to consider the sports photographers. Their work is how you'll remember the events ...Read more

Tales From the Pentagon

Rosa Brooks
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 978-1476777863
438 pages
$29.95

Reviewed by Celeste Ward Gventer

The laser-guided Hellfire missile is highly accurate. When one is fired from a Predator drone at an alleged enemy of the ...Read more

COOKING FOR PICASSO

Camille Aubray
Ballantine
ISBN 978-0399177651
390 pages
$27

Reviewed by Bethanne Patrick

About halfway through this colorful family saga, a young American named Celine encounters the celebrated and temperamental Chef Gil ...Read more

 
 

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