Lisa See

What unites the China Dolls author’s favorite books? “Resiliency of the human spirit.”

The Albertine Workout

Revered, iconoclastic poet Anne Carson turns in a pamphlet-sized labyrinth on a curious subject (Marcel Proust’s long-time love “Albertine”), sprawling in a mere fifty-two pages of rewarding lists and appendixes.

Short Century

Fans of Vladimir Nabokov and Philip Roth, take note: this tale of a disgraced neo-con journalist trying to clear his name – everywhere from Iraq to the Ivy League – smolders with delicious fury. Debuting author David Burr Gerrard here proves a newcomer to...