A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre
Some people have been waiting 25 years for this. The master of the spy thriller returns to his most famous characters, Peter Guilam and — gasp! — George Smiley. They don’t make them like this anymore.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The prescient ending of Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad
imagined a future where New York babies became tastemakers. Her latest is set in the same city, but in the gritty 1930s.
Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perotta
Perotta’s wry works often become Hollywood productions (Election, The
Leftovers). But don’t wait for the adaptation of his latest, about a divorced empty nester drawn to MILF fetish websites.
Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides
Those embarassed they didn’t quite finish Middlesex will be delighted that Eugenides’ latest is a collection of short stories. Our favourite tale checks in on a poet who begins embezzling.
At the Stranger’s Gate by Adam Gopnik
New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik represents a literary old guard. In his new book, he revisits a time long before he qualified as such — his early days as an aspiring writer full of ambition.
David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones
This biography comes just under two years after the singer’s death, and for fans, it is a godsend. GQ UK editor Dylan Jones weaves a story from 180 interviews with the people who knew Bowie best.