We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept us thinking after the final page.
LITTLE FAILURE: A MEMOIR
"Though fans of the author's fiction will find illumination, a memoir this compelling and entertaining—one that frequently collapses the distinction between comedy and tragedy—should expand his readership beyond those who have loved his novels."
An immigrant's memoir like few others, with as sharp an edge and as much stylistic audacity as the author's well-received novels. Read full book review >