Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from March 9–13 below, so you can revisit the best of the week.

  Falling in LoveMonday, March 9th

Falling in Love, by Donna Leon

For many fans, the high points in Leon’s beloved Guido Brunetti series have been the two novels featuring opera diva Flavia Perelli: Death at La Fenice (1992), the series opener, and Aqua Alta (1996).

To Hold the BridgeTuesday, March 10th

To Hold the Bridge, by Garth Nix

Nix’s collection of richly imagined short fiction begins with the title novella set in his signature Old Kingdom, a story about a young cadet who is called upon to perform a feat of danger and daring using charter magic.

The Green RoadWednesday, March 11th

The Green Road, by Anne Enright

Domestic fiction as a genre can often be humdrum in its intended goal of capturing the quotidian in family life, or it can be brilliant in its understanding of the exact point where, in family situations, the unique meets the universal.

I Am Princess XThursday, March 12th

I Am Princess X, by Cherie Priest

May and Libby came up with Princess X, a katana-wielding cartoon girl with a crown and red Chucks, on the day they met in fifth grade, and for the next several years of their friendship, they wrote enough stories about her to fill a closet.

Hissing CousinsFriday, March 13th

Hissing Cousins, by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

It’s hard not to like Alice Roosevelt Longworth, though Peyser and Dwyer give many reasons why we shouldn’t; for one, at 85, Alice did her impersonation of Eleanor Roosevelt’s speech (and jutting jaw) for 60 Minutes.

 

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  1. dustinstella989@yahoo.com' Dustin Stella says:

    I think I could take a couple of these with me to the beach next week. A buddy lent me his copy of “Holy Fool, Holy Father” by Nicholas A. Marziani Jr. to take as well. Looks like it’s going to be pretty good, you should give it a look, http://www.holyfoolholyfatherthenovel.com/. Thanks

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