BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK

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Sun­day in Arts & Style | In Iden­tity Un­known, Donna Sea­man re­dis­cov­ers the work of seven im­por­tant but largely for­got­ten fe­male artists. The twin tow­ers sud­denly reap­pear in the Bad­lands of South Dakota in Steve Erick­son’s novel Shad­ow­bahn.

Mon­day | A Long Is­land cop tries to pro­tect a friend from an ex­e­cu­tioner in What You Break, by Reed Far­rel Cole­man.

Tues­day | El­iz­a­beth Bishop: A Mir­a­cle for Break­fast is Me­gan Mar­shall’s bi­og­ra­phy of the land­mark Amer­i­can poet.

Wed­nes­day | An ag­ing woman tours Eng­land in The Dark Flood Rises, by Mar­garet Drab­ble. The Ber­tie Project is the lat­est in­stall­ment of Alexan­der McCall Smith’s 44 Scot­land Street series. And our fa­vorite sci­ence fic­tion and fan­tasy nov­els.

Thurs­day | Michael Dirda ex­plores Norse mythol­ogy through the works of Neil Gaiman and Carolyne Lar­ring­ton.

Fri­day | In Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life, the novelist Yiyun Li re­counts a life lived in books.

YIYUN LI; PHOTO BY PHILIPPE MATSAS

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