This Spring’s Best Bets [SHOWING SLIDE 3 OF 9]

Some of the books we’re most excited about this spring include a World War II novel that focuses on the innate goodness of its major characters; a modern retelling of “Snow White”; and a piercing, empathetic new novel by the author of The Descendants (which became the hit George Clooney movie) about parenthood and unfathomable heartbreak that manages to bring humor and hope to her characters. Not all of the books on this week’s list are in stores or available online just yet (we cite the publication date of every book we review at the bottom of that book’s review page), but they are all worth diving into.

TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR by Joshua Ferris
Kirkus Star
by Joshua Ferris

"Strangely astray in The Unnamed, Ferris is back on track here. Smart, sad, hilarious and eloquent, this shows a writer at the top of his game and surpassing the promise of his celebrated debut."
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