Starred Review


by JP Gritton

JP Gritton's first novel, the dark and gritty Wyoming, explores themes of family, love and every kind of trouble. Luckless narrator Shelley Cooper opens his story: "I'll tell you what happened and you can go ahead and decide."

Shelley's lost his construction job. His best friend Mike's kid is really sick. Shelley's wife left him some time back for the next-door neighbor and took their son with her when they moved away. Shelley has longings that he understands to be inappropriate. He hates his brother

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The Starless Sea

by Erin Morgenstern

In her first novel in eight years, Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus) weaves a sprawling, ambitious spell of a story in which a young man becomes caught up in a centuries-old secret world of hidden archives, thwarted love and forces beyond human comprehension.

When grad student Zachary Ezra Rawlins takes out an uncatalogued book, Sweet Sorrows, from the university library, he reads about lovelorn pirates, the star-crossed romance of Time and Fate, and the rites of ancient orders dedicated to guarding

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Wild Honey from the Moon

by Kenneth Kraegel

In the whimsical Wild Honey from the Moon, a mother shrew makes an epic journey to save her son from a mysterious illness.

Many claim that they would go to the moon and back for a loved one. But it takes a worried mother actually to make that trip. Upon learning from her copy of Dr. Ponteluma's Book of Medical Inquiry and Physiological Know-How that the cure for son Hugo's midwinter ailment is one teaspoon of wild honey from the moon, Mother Shrew is undaunted. "My dear darling," she tells her sleepy, cold-headed,

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

KCRW's Bookworm: Lawrence Weschler, author of And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $28, 9780374236410).

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Fresh Air: Adam Minter, author of Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garbage Sale (Bloomsbury, $28, 9781635570106).
The View: Michael Eric Dyson, author of Jay-Z: Made in America (St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9781250230966).

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Fresh Air: B.J. Miller, co-author of A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death (Simon & Schuster, $28, 9781501157165).
Good Morning America: Danielle Steel, author of Spy: A Novel (Delacorte, $28.99, 9780399179440).

Tonight Show: Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Holt, $19.99, 9781250170996).

Monday, November 25, 2019

Tonight Show: Michael Eric Dyson, author of Jay-Z: Made in America (St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9781250230966).

Thursday, November 21, 2019

KCRW's Bookworm: Lynda Barry, author of Making Comics (Drawn and Quarterly, $22.95, 9781770463691).
The View: Robert Bilott, author of Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont (Atria, $28, 9781501172816).
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