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Entertainment 5 books not to miss: ‘The Splendid and the Vile,’ 'Hood Feminism,' Colum McCann's 'Apeirogon'

06:50  24 february  2020
06:50  24 february  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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5 books not to miss : ‘ The Splendid and the Vile ,’ ' Hood Feminism ,' Colum McCann ' s ' Apeirogon '. Barbara VanDenburgh. USA TODAY's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. 1. “ The Splendid and the Vile : A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance

Colum McCann ’ s most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon —named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides—is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Below is a glimpse of Colum 's latest newsletter. Be sure to sign up below so as not to miss the next one!

a black sign with white text: “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz,” by Erik Larson. © Crown “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz,” by Erik Larson.

In search of something good to read? USA TODAY's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases.

1. “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz,” by Erik Larson (Crown, nonfiction, on sale Feb. 25)

What it’s about: In captivating and intimate fashion, Larson tells the story of Winston Churchill’s most heroic moment, when the British prime minister held off Adolf Hitler.

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Colum McCann ’ s most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon —named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides—is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Below is a glimpse of Colum 's latest newsletter. Be sure to sign up below so as not to miss the next one!

Others, like veterans Colum McCann and Erik Larson, are already celebrated. In journalist Anappara’ s first novel, a 9-year-old crime-show fanatic attempts to find his missing classmate. Buy Now: The Splendid and the Vile . Apeirogon , Colum McCann (Feb.

The buzz: “While the story of Churchill’s premiership and the Blitz have been told in greater historical depth, they’ve rarely been rendered so vividly. Readers will rejoice,” says a starred review in Publishers Weekly.

2. “Apeirogon,” by Colum McCann (Random House, fiction, on sale Feb. 25)

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“Devotees of Colum McCann will find Apeirogon teeming with everything they have come to expect from his Apeirogon is nothing like any book you’ve ever read. Think of discovering an entirely McCann finds the emotional accuracy, the sensitivity, and the beauty to tell the heartbreaking reality

Apeirogon book . Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Colum McCann . Colum McCann ' s most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon --named for a shape with a countably infinite number Colum McCann is the author of three collections of short stories and six novels, including

What it’s about: The National Book Award-winning author of “Let the Great World Spin” returns with an ambitious, hopeful novel about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Two men – one Israeli, the other Palestinian – are connected in grief by the loss of their daughters.

The buzz: “Imperfect but ultimately triumphant, McCann’s latest novel might be his finest yet,” says a starred review in Kirkus Reviews.

3. “Oona Out of Order,” by Margarita Montimore (Flatiron, fiction, on sale Feb. 25)

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" The Splendid And The Vile " by Erik Larson. When a child with reputed supernatural powers goes missing , Bridie must slink into the dark underbelly of Victorian London to crack the case. Goodreads describes National Book Award-winning Colum McCann ’ s novel “ Apeirogon ” as “musical, cinematic

Colum McCann structured his novel “ Apeirogon ,” in 1,001 fragments, at times writing in the voices of Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, two men he And the poet Cathy Park Hong’ s “Minor Feelings,” a new essay collection wrestling with racial identity, is full of “candor and dark humor shot through with

What it’s about: It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart is about to turn 19 at the stroke of midnight when she faints. When she awakens, it’s 32 years in the future and she’s 51. Thus begins a life lived out of order, as each passing year Oona leaps to another age at random.

The buzz: “A heartfelt novel that celebrates its implausibility with a unique joie de vivre,” says Kirkus Reviews.

4. “Hood Feminism: Notes from the Woman That a Movement Forgot,” by Mikki Kendall (Viking, nonfiction, on sale Feb. 25)

What it’s about: Kendall’s collection of essays is a searing indictment of what she argues is the modern feminist movement’s failure to support marginalized women and to integrate issues of race, class and sexual orientation.

The buzz: “This hard-hitting guide delivers crucial insights for those looking to build a more inclusive movement,” says Publishers Weekly.

5. “Apartment,” by Teddy Wayne (Bloomsbury, fiction, on sale Feb. 25)

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What it’s about: Two writers in Columbia’s MFA program – one privileged, one poor and preternaturally gifted – share the former’s apartment in Manhattan. It’s a pleasantly symbiotic relationship until it becomes curdled by jealousy.

The buzz: “There’s a trickiness and intimacy to Wayne’s tale of two aspiring novelists that makes it more than a yarn about literary ambition. For one thing, it’s a savvy class novel,” says a ★★★ (out of four) review for USA TODAY.

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