Thank god for April Fool’s Day and April, period. It’s been a brutal winter; we could all use a good laugh. The only reason you wouldn’t find the books on this week’s list funny is if you’re not a fan of April Fool’s Day or if some dastardly trickster really did put salt in your sugar jar.
CIVILWARLAND IN BAD DECLINE: STORIES AND A NOVELLA
"The politics of scarcity are brilliantly fictionalized in these smart and understated stories that are more Mad Max than 1984."
A debut collection so friendly and casual in style (pieces first appeared in Harper's and The New Yorker) that it takes a while before you realize what a frightening world Saunders has created. Read full book review >