Love may be one of literature’s oldest topics but if an agile, exciting writer takes it on, love can feel new. The books on this week’s list grapple with modern love and the many ways we fall for one another nowadays (two of the books on this list are set in previous centuries but thoughtfully inject contemporary insights about love into old settings).
THE WIDOW'S GUIDE TO SEX AND DATING
"No surprise that negotiations for a television series are already under way; think Sex and the City in black."
On the heels of her memoir (What Remains, 2005) about the death of her husband, who happened to be Jackie Kennedy Onassis' nephew, Real Housewives of New York regular Radziwill returns with a glib, comic, probably autobiographical novel about a young Manhattan widow looking for love in all the wrong places. Read full book review >