BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK
Coming up in Style
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.