BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK
MONDAY | With his new spy thriller, A Deniable Death, Gerald Seymour proves he belongs in the company of such masters as John le Carre and Eric Ambler.
TUESDAY | Carl Rollyson’s American Isis is a crisp, eloquent biography of the poet Sylvia Plath.
WEDNESDAY | In his new novel, Benediction, Kent Haruf returns to the town of Holt, Colo., where a dying man reflects on his life and hopes. Lynda Barry has collected a sequence of her cartoons in The Freddie Stories. And a roundup of books nominated by the National Book Critics Circle for this year’s award in criticism.
THURSDAY | Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures gathers essays on the arts by the critic Leonard Barkan.
FRIDAY | Herman Koch’s darkly comic novel The Dinner is about two couples whose teenage sons have collaborated on a shocking act.
SATURDAY | The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More, by Bruce Feiler.
Wednesday in STYLE: Kent Haruf