Everything Rube Goldberg, the adventures of Crosby’s Skippy, the end of Johns’s Green Lantern
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A great debut from Cantor, masterly historical fiction from Cornwell, a searing love story from Gray, a 1970s take from Haws, literary suspense from Lawson, an ingeniously plotted page-turner from Mosby, whimsy from Riggs, compelling adventure from Rollins and Cantrell, and a gratifying portrait of lovers from Wood
A multifaceted view of the dandy, Auerbach revisited, lovers of Anchorman may flock to this work, Chekhov’s insights can be tiring, a veteran wine writer divulges more secrets, Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, Fuchs rambles (sometimes escaping) from Mayan and Mixtec barrios, memoir from Gilden camping in the USSR, poets’ Deep Gossip, Prager on how to negotiate a fare on auto rickshaws and taxis, Carter’s Swann’s Way is an unprecedented and laudable intellectual feat, why van Gogh was repetitious, essential Rebeck plays, Shapiro’s perils and pleasures, New York gets a “Big City Food Biography,” Weegee for all collections
Layered storytelling from Abrams and Dorst, de Giovanni builds on his gloomy but brilliant detectives, Delaney’s grim tale shouts Greek tragedy more than standard mystery fare, a somewhat entertaining debut from Devereaux-Nelson, Forrest’s beloved detective Kate Delafield returns, give The Card a shot, savor Rodale’s funny, heartfelt, and lovingly crafted romance