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‘Us’ Written by David Nicholls

I knew I was falling in love from the very first page of David Nicholls’ fourth novel, “Us.” This gifted screenwriter/novelist promises and delivers on a novel full of hilarity, warmth and poignancy. Yet beneath the humor lies a sharp…

‘A Tale for the Time Being’ Written by Ruth Ozeki

Read the reviews of Ruth Ozeki’s third novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” and you’ll see a stream of enthusiastic reactions: “Intellectually provocative,” “full of breakthroughs,” “a dreamy, spiritual investigation,” to name a few. Yes, the novel is all…

‘Nora Webster’ Written by Colm Toibin

Nora Webster is not your typical heroine. The protagonist of Colm Toibin’s eighth novel is a newly widowed 44-year-old in southeastern Ireland who finds herself stripped bare of the satisfying life she’s been living when her husband dies after a…

‘Sisterland’ Written by Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld came into the spotlight with her 2005 novel “Prep” and 2008 bestseller “American Wife,” the latter loosely based on first lady Laura Bush. (Although “American Wife” is a positive portrayal of the main character, Mrs. Bush insists she’s…