Book Review

MatchUp

Edited by Lee Child

Pop-fiction powerhouses pair off by gender to take down short-story miscreants.

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The Atlas of Forgotten Places: A Novel

By Jenny D. Williams

A moving, fictionalized account of real-life horrors in Africa.

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A peek at what's on tap in the Independent this week.

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    In 17th-century London, a cursed diamond causes trouble for a wealthy merchant and his semi-estranged wife.

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    A recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

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    Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas

    By Jon Karl Helgason; translated by Jane Appleton

    A look at how Norse mythology is being re-imagined for the modern world.

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    Everybody’s Son: A Novel

    By Thrity Umrigar

    The past comes back to haunt a biracial man adopted into a prominent white family.

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    How an expression — and a slick way of being — was born.

    Poetry Review

    Plato’s Symposium and the philosophical search for love

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    An encyclopedic assessment of how the feds would weather the apocalypse.

    Author Q&A

    An Interview with Mike Scalise

    By Wendy Besel Hahn

    The writer talks illness, "Friday porn," and when to conclude a memoir.