This month’s critic’s pick is Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen (Random House, fiction, reprint)
“Breathtakingly moving…hard to forget,” reviewer Patty Rhule says of this novel about a Pennsylvania farm family, and especially daughter Mimi Miller. **** out of four stars
Also recently released:
Nutshell by Ian McEwan (Anchor, fiction, reprint)
An unborn baby narrates this modern tale that riffs on Hamlet.
Leonard by William Shatner (Thomas Dunne Books, non-fiction, reprint)
The actor looks back on his “Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man,” the late Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock).
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (Grand Central, fiction, reprint)
Last summer’s hit novel about a small plane crash that thrusts the surviving hero into a media firestorm; by the creator of FX’s Fargo.
Grunt by Mary Roach (Norton, non-fiction, reprint)
Subtitle: The Curious Science of Humans at War.
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (Riverhead, fiction, reprint)
College friends are now all grown up in hipster Brooklyn, with teenagers of their own.
I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro (Ecco, non-fiction, reprint)
The comedian reflects on 2012, the year her mother died, she went through a breakup, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Zero K by Don DeLillo (Scribner, fiction, reprint)
A billionaire invests in a scheme in which ailing rich people are cryogenically frozen, awaiting scientific advances they think will save them.
Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square Press, non-fiction, reprint)
Essays on sex, weight, money and more by the popular novelist (Good in Bed).
Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman (Harper, non-fiction, reprint)
Bio looks at Streep’s theatrical training and road to stardom in early films such as Kramer vs. Kramer.
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (Picador, fiction, reprint)
A couple’s marriage disintegrates at the same time Israel faces a cataclysm; by the author of Everything…