The Book Report: Washington Post critic Ron Charles (April 28)

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4/28: The Book Report by Washington Post professional Ron Charles

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By Washington Post book professional Ron Charles

Here are 4 caller books to cheque retired this spring.


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In 2016, nan world fell successful emotion pinch an immensely charming caller by Amor Towles, called "A Gentleman successful Moscow." And now, pinch nan adjustment starring Ewan McGregor streaming connected Showtime, anticipation is moving precocious for Towles' adjacent book.

Step this way: "Table for Two" is an irresistible postulation of short stories and a novella divided betwixt New York and Los Angeles. Flavored pinch wit, intrigue, and a dash of bitter fate, "Table for Two" demonstrates that Towles is conscionable arsenic masterful astatine preparing a afloat literate repast arsenic he is simply a tart small dessert.

Read an excerpt: "Table for Two"

"Table for Two" by Amor Towles (Viking), successful Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, disposable via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Bookshop.org

amortowles.com

Amor Towles connected "A Gentleman successful Moscow" ("Sunday Morning")

Book excerpt: "A Gentleman successful Moscow"

Book excerpt: "The Lincoln Highway"


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Leif Enger's debut novel, "Peace Like a River" was released much than 20 years ago, but I've ne'er forgotten its buoyant optimism. Well, things are heating up successful Enger's dystopian caller novel, "I Cheerfully Refuse."

It's astir a man connected Lake Superior who's happy and hopeful, moreover though nan authorities and nan ambiance are wrecked. When unit hits home, though, he's forced to flee, sailing astir nan Great Lake looking for a spot to dock successful a world that's burning up and going mad. How he manages to do that is conscionable 1 of respective miracles successful this strange, alluring novel.

Read an excerpt: "I Cheerfully Refuse"

"I Cheerfully Refuse" by Leif Enger (Grove Press), successful Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, disposable via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Bookshop.org

leifenger.com


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So far, American readers person not paid capable attraction to Sunjeev Sahota, but successful England he's been nominate for nan Booker Prize twice.

His superb caller novel, "The Spoiled Heart," is astir an ambitious, well-liked man named Nayan who's moving to beryllium nan leader of his labour union. He's wide expected to triumph nan election, but past a young female announces her candidacy, and devastating secrets from Nayan's past statesman to originate and cracks look successful his run – until he finds himself astatine likelihood pinch nan civilization he erstwhile championed.

Read an excerpt: "The Spoiled Heart"

"The Spoiled Heart" by Sunjeev Sahota (Viking), successful Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, disposable via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Bookshop.org


shakespeare-cover-macmillan-900.jpg Macmillan

Judi Dench, maestro of film, TV and stage, has been bringing Shakespeare's plays live for much than 60 years.

And now, astatine nan property of 89, Dench steals nan show again pinch a delightful caller memoir, called "Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays nan Rent."

Compiled from conversations pinch her friend, nan character Brendan O'Hea, this is simply a wealth trove of wit and contented astir a unsocial narration betwixt an incomparable character and nan immortal playwright who still sets her bosom ablaze.

Read an excerpt: "Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays nan Rent"

"Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays nan Rent" by Judi Dench and Brendan O'Hea (Macmillan), successful Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, disposable via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and

Bookshop.org


For much suggestions connected what to read, interaction your librarian aliases section bookseller. 

That's it for nan Book Report. I'm Ron Charles. Until adjacent time, publication on!

     
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