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Sun­day in Arts & Style | Lonely Boy: Tales From

a Sex Pis­tol is the mem­oir of gui­tarist Steve Jones. Some­one is splic­ing dis­turb­ing scenes into rental movies in Univer­sal Har­vester, a novel by the Moun­tain Goats founder John Darnielle. And an in­vi­ta­tion to hear poet Brenda Shaugh­nessy. Mon­day | A com­mu­nity in a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic Los An­ge­les strug­gles to sur­vive in NK3, by Michael Tolkin. Tues­day | Lit­er­ary critic Elaine Showal­ter cel­e­brates the legacy of Laura In­galls Wilder on the 150th an­niver­sary of her birth. Wed­nes­day | Ge­orge Saun­ders reimag­ines Abra­ham Lin­coln af­ter the loss of his son Willie in Lin­coln in the Bardo. A re­cently fired woman finds work on a va­ca­tion farm un­til her old boss shows up in My (Not So) Per­fect Life, by So­phie Kin­sella. And a roundup of the best new ro­mance nov­els. Thurs­day | Michael Dirda ex­am­ines the work of Rus­sian writer Alexan­der Pushkin. Fri­day | Days With­out End, by Se­bas­tian Barry, is a novel about a young Ir­ish­man who comes to Amer­ica and fights in the In­dian Wars.

GE­ORGE SAUN­DERS; PHOTO BY DAVID CROSBY

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