We don't have anything against sports, okay? But we’re a little leery of the notion that everybody has to get excited about the scheduled mayhem that will erupt on Sunday night across America. So instead of watching the Super Bowl, we’ll be reading one of these 10 excellent new books. It’s a quiet, literary rebellion: Everyone else can watch football; we’ll be reading.
THE SECRET OF RAVEN POINT
"What begins as formulaic turns unusual and affecting as the emotional depths of Vanderbes' story slowly emerge."
When her beloved brother is declared missing in action, smart, flinty Juliet Dufresne, training to be a nurse, goes to Italy to find him, in an empathetic, oblique take on the layers of damage done during war. Read full book review >