BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK
Coming up in Style Sunday in Arts & Style | Writer and illustrator Hudson Talbott celebrates the artists of the Hudson River School and their contribution to American art in Picturing America. William Shatner reflects on his rise to stardom and the obstacles along the way in Live Long and.... Monday | In Amy Stewart’s Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit, a female sheriff’s deputy finds herself a political target during a local election and investigates the case of a woman bound for an insane asylum. Tuesday | A young girl takes on a new identity to aid her estranged brother in acts of ecoterrorism in Abby Geni’s The Wildlands. Wednesday | In Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan, a young field slave in Barbados gets a taste of freedom before he is accused of murder. Brian Dillon’s Essayism is a deep dive into the power of great essays. And this month’s best poetry collection. Thursday | Michael Dirda revisits a forgotten children’s classic, The Three Royal Monkeys, by Walter de la Mare. Friday | In Strike Your Heart, Belgian author Amélie Nothomb explores female relationships through the coming-of-age story of a girl deeply affected by her connections to a childhood friend, a professional mentor and a cruel mother.