BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK

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MON­DAY | The con­ven­tions of the noir thriller get a fresh work­out in P. G. Sturges’s fine novel Short­cut Man. TUES­DAY | Destiny and De­sire, the new novel by the Mex­i­can mas­ter Car­los Fuentes, is about the di­ver­gent and ul­ti­mately clash­ing paths taken by boy­hood friends. WED­NES­DAY | Karen Rus­sell’s Swamp­lan­dia! is a witty novel about a gator-wrestling fam­ily. In Su­san El­iz­a­beth Phillips’s Call Me Ir­re­sistible, a young woman tries to stop her best friend from mar­ry­ing Mr. Wrong. And our monthly For Young Read­ers col­umn. THURS­DAY | Ugly Beauty: He­lena Ru­bin­stein, L’Oreal, and the Blem­ished His­tory of Look­ing Good, by Ruth Bran­don. FRI­DAY | In Moon­face, An­gela Bal­cita tells the re­mark­able story of how her brother, her hus­band and a friend saved her life by giv­ing her kid­neys. SATUR­DAY | Robb For­man Dew’s new novel, Be­ing Po­lite to Hitler, con­tin­ues the saga of the Scofield fam­ily.

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DANIEL ZAM­POGNA

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