BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK
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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Friday IN STYLE: Angela Balcita