BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK

Com­ing up in Style

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

Sun­day in Arts & Style | The Art of the Af­fair, by Cather­ine Lacey and Forsyth Har­mon, is an il­lus­trated his­tory of the sex lives of artists. The His­tory of Rock & Roll, by Ed Ward, chron­i­cles the mu­sic genre from 1920 to 1963. Mon­day | A Tokyo po­lice press of­fi­cer re­opens a botched in­ves­ti­ga­tion in Six Four, by Hideo Yokoyama. Tues­day | Dark at the Cross­ing, by El­liot Ack­er­man, is a love story set on the Turk­ish border with Syria. Wed­nes­day | An evan­gel­i­cal as­sas­si­nates an abor­tion provider in A Book of Amer­i­can Mar­tyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates. Arthur and Sherlock, by Michael Sims, chron­i­cles Co­nan Doyle’s cre­ation of Sherlock Holmes. And our fa­vorite kids books. Thurs­day | Michael Dirda is back with The Age of Cae­sar, a new trans­la­tion of Plutarch’s lives of Pompey, Cae­sar, Cicero, Bru­tus and Mark Antony. Fri­day | A young man flees Ire­land and joins the In­dian Wars in the Amer­i­can West in Days With­out End, by Sebastian Barry.

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