BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK

Com­ing up in Style

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

Sun­day in Arts & Style | Last Man Stand­ing, a bi­og­ra­phy of Mort Sahl, of­fers a win­dow into the world of stand-up com­edy; Isadora imag­ines the life of Isadora Duncan, the mother of mod­ern dance.

Mon­day | Fiona Bar­ton’s thriller The Child fol­lows a jour­nal­ist as she tries to solve the mys­tery be­hind a longdead in­fant whose re­mains are found on a Lon­don con­struc­tion site.

Tues­day | Jojo Moyes is back with Horse Dancer, which fol­lows Sarah, an as­pir­ing eques­trian star, and Natasha, Sarah’s men­tor, as they cope with the hard­ships of life.

Wed­nes­day | Matthew Klam’s much-an­tic­i­pated Who Is Rich? is a darkly comic novel about a writer who once en­joyed “pre­co­cious suc­cess” and then sank into ob­scu­rity. Stephen King part­ners with Richard Chiz­mar for Gwendy’s But­ton Box, a novella about 12-year-old Gwendy and a hat that haunts her night­mares. Also: the best chil­dren’s books.

Thurs­day | Michael Dirda’s sum­mer read­ing picks.

Fri­day | The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis is a mov­ing tale of grow­ing up gay in France.

MATTHEW KLAM; PHOTO BY MAXWELL MACKEN­ZIE

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