BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK
Coming up in Style
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.