It’s the (proverbial) kick to the gut at the end of a satisfying story we live for: the moment you didn’t expect but that feels part and parcel of the plot that came before it, now that you think about it. The novels on this week’s list will keep you reading and then throw something a little unexpected your way near the end.
A LITTLE LIFE
"The phrase "tour de force" could have been invented for this audacious novel."
Four men who meet as college roommates move to New York and spend the next three decades gaining renown in their professions—as an architect, painter, actor and lawyer—and struggling with demons in their intertwined personal lives. Read full book review >