Book Review

The Idiot: A Novel

By Elif Batuman

This coming-of-age story for the post-Internet era offers insights into the changing nature of modern intimacy — or lack thereof.

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In her newest work, This Is Not Over, the novelist tackles private rage played out publicly on social media.

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    The Ridge: A Novel

    By John Rector

    A Chicago transplant unearths disturbing secrets about her new suburban community.

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    In this collection of speeches, the famed historian reflects on what his countrymen are made of.

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    The Shadows We Know by Heart

    By Jennifer Park

    A grieving teen finds solace with a sasquatch family in this Tarzan-and-Jane redux.

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    A former Obama staffer dishes on what it was like being the youngest female higher-up in the Oval Office.

    Poetry Review

    April is National Poetry Month and reason enough to raise a flag to the Word Works, which has been going strong for 42 years.

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    The Night Ocean: A Novel

    By Paul La Farge

    Interlocking fictions embroider the myth of H.P. Lovecraft atop a nihilistic message about the search for redemption.