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SUPERPOSITION

David Walton Pyr
301 pp
ISBN 978-1633880122
301 pages
$17

Reviewed by Steven Levingston, who is the nonfiction editor of The Washington Post Book World. His email address is steven.levingston@washpost.com.

It's not the kind...Read more

THE ILLUMINATIONS

Andrew O'Hagan
Farrar Straus Giroux
ISBN 978-0374174569
293 pages
$26

Reviewed by Adam Kirsch, who is the author most recently of "Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas."

Most Americans' lives are totally ...Read more

A SLANT OF LIGHT

Jeffrey Lent
Bloomsbury
ISBN 978-1620404966
357 pages
$27

Reviewed by Wendy Smith, who is a contributing editor at the American Scholar and reviews books frequently for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington ...Read more

I AM RADAR

Reif Larsen
Penguin Press
ISBN 978-1594206160
656 pages
$29.95

Reviewed by Steven Moore, who is a critic. His latest book is "William Gaddis: Expanded Edition."

In 2009, Reif Larsen wowed the literary world with "The ...Read more

THE DIRTY DUST

Mairtin O. Cadhain. Translated by Alan Titley
Yale
ISBN 978-0300198492
309 pages
$25

Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews books for The Washington Post on Thursdays.

Almost every novel carries dust-jacket endorsements ...Read more

A LITTLE LIFE

Hanya Yanagihara
Doubleday
ISBN 978-0385539258
720 pages
$30

Reviewed by Nicole Lee

Hanya Yanagihara's new novel, "A Little Life," is a witness to human suffering pushed to its limits, drawn in extraordinary detail by ...Read more

THE FALL LINE: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge

Nathaniel Vinton
Norton
ISBN 978-0393244779
384 pages
$26.95

Reviewed by James Hill

Great sportswriting takes readers where they never thought they would go. This is the ride you are in for with "The Fall Line," Nathaniel ...Read more

MICHELLE OBAMA: A Life

Peter Slevin
Knopf
ISBN 978-0307958822
418 pages
$27.95

Reviewed by Myra G. Gutin

Few people who recall the 2008 presidential campaign will forget the first time Michelle Obama became a prominent blip on their radars. Of ...Read more

TERMS OF SERVICE: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection

Jacob Silverman
Harper
ISBN 978-0062282460
429 pages
$26.99

Reviewed by Latoya Peterson

The Internet changed quietly. Over roughly a decade, the background colors of webpages slowly lightened from black to white. Text, once...Read more

THE STORY: A Reporter's Journey

Judith Miller
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 978-1476716015
381 pages
$27

Reviewed by Erik Wemple

The late New York Times columnist Bill Safire plays a heroic role in Judith Miller's new book, "The Story," an account of her stormy ...Read more

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