BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK
Coming up in Style Sunday in Arts & Style | Wall Street Journal art critic Lance Esplund explains how to approach modern and contemporary artwork in The Art of Looking. Charles Darwent’s Josef Albers: Life and Work charts the artistic evolution of the “Homage to the Square” painter. Monday | In Louise Penny’s Kingdom of the Blind, Chief Inspector Gamache’s latest adventure includes a mysterious will, a dead body and a cache of misplaced narcotics. Tuesday | Bring it on Home, by Mark Blake, looks at legendary music manager Peter Grant’s influence on Led Zeppelin and the music industry as a whole. Wednesday | Irish author Anna Burns won the Man Booker Prize for Milkman, a novel about a young woman who is pursued by a sinister older man. A nurse finds herself at a crossroads when the man she’s interested in becomes infatuated with her homicidal sibling in My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite. And the best books about football. Thursday | Of Kings and Things revisits the macabre poems and short stories of Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock. Friday | Told from a cat’s perspective, Hiro Arikawa’s The Travelling Cat Chronicles highlights the bond between a man and the stray he rescued.